Why: The park was established in 2008 when Ross and Melissa Walton donated the 2.6-acre parcel to the city. It also just happens to have some Old Growth Bur Oak trees, Nannyberry shrubs, Pussy Willows, Red Oak, Wild Plum and many other native plants growing about it worth saving. Among these natives are situated some nasties including: European Buckthorn, Glossy Buckthorn, Honeysuckle bushes, and Mulberry which need our attention.
When: April 14, 2018, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Walton Oaks Park is located at 654 N. Stonefield Lane on the northwestern edge of Whitewater as part of the Park Crest residential subdivision, accessible from North Tratt Street via Bloomingfield Drive.
How: We will be using Chainsaws, Pruners, Spray bottles, Chemical treatment sticks and our human ingenuity. I have a few extra pruners and chemical sticks, but if you have your own Buckthorn removal equipment please bring along. Dress for the weather and the work, including waterproof boots.