Wakefield students help remove invasive plants from trail

Students from Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly recently worked along the Appalachian Trail to learn about and help eradicate invasive plant species. Led by volunteer James Akerson, seven international students in Brad Boelter’s Survey of Science class pulled Japanese Stilt Grass along the Trumbo Hollow portion of the Appalachian Trail near Linden.

Students easily were able to pull the knee-high grass and pile it along the AT, clearing the way for the native nodding trillium that is a natural part of this portion of the trail. The class plans on working next month to help rid the same area of the invasive autumn olive plant.