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Sun, Apr 21


Symmes Woods

Stroll & Pull: Symmes Woods

MOVED TO SUNDAY 1pm due to rain:

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Time & Location

Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Symmes Woods, Symmes Rd, Arlington, MA 02474, USA

About the event

Join the ArMI at this newest site -- Symmes Woods!   The  Invasives ArMI and historical Friends of these woods join forces for a Garlic Mustard Pull Weedout. Learn to identify and remove Garlic Mustard. Discuss the history of the woods, including a past life as a Norway maple nursery before the tree was known to be invasive.


Location:  Symmes Woods 

When: Sat. Apr 20, 10am-12pm. (Rain date: Sun Apr 21 @1-3pm)

Meet: Meet at Nora A. Brown Park pkg. lot, mid-way up Symmes Rd.


Bring:  water, tools, if you have them WEAR: sturdy gloves - protective clothing & hat -  eye protection - tick repellent - sun block

Garlic mustard pulls fairly easily by hand with a wiggle to loosen, then pull up the root. If there's resistance other tools might help (see below).

Tools:  Hand trowel - hand pruners - rake - weeding knife | For woody invasives like bittersweet: loppers - bow or garden saw -shovel -  (weed wrench or equivalent may be used at specific events)

To find us: From Summer St (parallel to Mass Ave.), turn onto Symmes Rd., Turn right into the Nora A. Brown Park parking lot, halfway up the hill.

Please sign waiver and return pdf/photo via email or bring to event.

NOTE: Waivers must be signed each year so send a new signed waiver for 2024 events.

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