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Garlic Mustard Pull – Collingwood
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
On Saturday, June 8th, the Nature League is holding a “Garlic Mustard Pull” at the Town Trails in Collingwood.
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolate) is a noxious weed that is threatening native Ontario plants, like trilliums and trout lilies, as well as many other species. The leaves of garlic mustard emit a strong garlic smell when crushed. Second-year plants produce white flowers with four petals. This invasive species arrived in Canada in the 1800s as an edible herb. It can be found in moist forests, wooded stream banks, floodplain forests, roadsides and trail edges, and, yes, maybe even in your garden. It is also very common on the Town Trails of Collingwood so like last year this is where we plan to pull out these weeds.
We will meet at the Labyrinth (just north of Hickory Street end parking lot, near First and Hickory) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and are asking schools and members of the public to help.