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Environmental group making room for new trees in Pitt Meadows Community Garden

Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers will remove invasive plants on Oct. 28
Volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team will be removing invasive Himalayan blackberry roots beside Pitt Meadows Community Garde on Oct. 28. (Lower Mainland Green Team/Special to The News)

The Lower Mainland Green Team wants to help make way for new trees beside the Pitt Meadows Community Garden, and is asking the public’s help in doing so.

But before the trees can be planted later this fall, the existing Himalayan blackberry roots need to be dug up.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, more than 30 volunteers will be working on the north side of the Pitt Meadows Community Garden to do some restoration and invasive plant removal.

This all-ages event requires no prior experience or tools, as everything is provided on the day by the Lower Mainland Green Team.

READ ALSO: Hundreds of trees planted in Maple Ridge to kick off fall EcoBlitz

“We are grateful to the City of Pitt Meadows for their partnership and funding for this event,” said Lower Mainland Green Team program coordinator Andrea Robles.

“This is our third activity of the year with the City of Pitt Meadows, with past activities taking place on May 13 at the new Rose Grabenhorst Garden and June 1 at Hoffmann Park engaging local Girl Guides. We look forward to working together to bring more activities to the Pitt Meadows community.”

READ ALSO: Volunteers pull 34 bathtubs worth of invasive plants from Maple Ridge park

The invasive plant removal workshop will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 28. Interested individuals can register for the event by visiting

Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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