summer pond clean-up Day
On August 2, more than a dozen Friends of Chandler Pond members brought their clippers, wheelbarrows, rakes, and gloves to remove invasive weeds, suckers and vines on the northwest corner of Chandler Pond and Gallagher Memorial Park. The clean-up cleared areas around pine trees planted by the Parks Department which had become overgrown and choked with invasive sumac trees and vines. Invasive trees and vines threaten the health of the pond area and we always need volunteers to help.
More clean-up days are planned this summer and fall, watch our Events page for details!
Parks Department weed demo day
On July 30, Boston’s Head Arborist, Greg Mosman, and the City of Boston Arborist/General Foreman, Mac Ford-Diamond, met with members of the Friends of Chandler Pond for a hands-on demonstration of how to remove invasive suckers from trees from around the pond, and a discussion about how to identify and prune weeds and invasive plants on the park grounds. Invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to the nature around Chandler Pond because they out-compete, displace, or kill native plants and trees.
POND WALK-THROUGH WITH NEW PARKS COMMISSIONER
In July, members of the Friends of Chandler Pond were joined by Boston’s new Parks Commissioner, Ryan Woods, and Christopher Cook, the Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, for a walk around the pond to view invasive trees, plants and algae, and to discuss ways the city can help maintain and restore the health of the pond in the upcoming year.