Invasive to Native – Before and After

What started out as an eyesore on a neighborhood street corner in Kenmore, WA, is becoming a vision of restoration due to the hard work and dedication of a local youth. Ethan Karlinsey, a Life Scou​t working on his Eagle Scout* project, cleared a large area of invasive blackberry bushes over the summer months, leading to several phases of planning, designing and planting native species, culminating in the creation of a native garden area. Ethan, an Inglemoor High School student, contacted Olympic Nursery late this fall asking owner, Tom Quigley, for some technical advice and assistance. Having cleared the garden with his team of volunteers and creating a planting schematic, the next phase wa

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