Invasive plant control and native plant restoration
after Geothermal Instalation
Major soil disturbance after a geothermal heating system was installed, plus decades of invasive plant growth, created a restoration challenge.
The sandy soil needed to be stabilized and covered quickly to prevent it from eroding and being taken over by invasive plants.
The oriental bittersweet that was strangling the trees and the autumn olive that was smothering everything else needed to be tamed.
The pictures on the left show the severity of the invasives and the exposed bare ground before treatment. The picture on the right show what the area looks like after the invasive vines and shrubs were cut and permanently treated. The bare soil was planted with a mix of native grasses and perrenials.
The main slope before and one year after seeding.