Kent Bog is a living relict from the Ice Age. In glacial times, the boreal forest, including tamarack, dominated the landscape far south of northern Ohio. Today, however, Kent Bog supports the largest, southernmost stand of tamarack in the continental United States. There are over 3,500 tamaracks in the population with many robust seedlings growing among the larger trees. Here, too, is a fine population of gray birch, also a tree of more northern distribution. Gray Birch and tamarack are both potentially threatened species in Ohio.
We will be removing invasive glossy buckthorn using a combination of cutting and treating the cut stems with herbicide, as well as hand pulling seedlings (which are numerous). Trained DNAP staff and ONAPA volunteers will conduct the herbicide application.
Directions: From I-76 east, take the Kent exit (SR 43) north to Meloy Road, then head west (turn left) to the parking lot.
What to bring: Bring lunch, water, rubber/leather gloves and muck/knee boots.
RSVP: To sign up: http://www.onapa.org/stewardship-project-registration.html
- Habitat Restoration
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Requirements & Commitment
- 5 hours