In the News: Planting Native Species in Courtenay Airpark

Airpark Planting Site

Airpark Planting Site

On Tuesday October 22 several members of CV Nature planted native species in an area of the Courtenay airpark formerly infested with highly invasive Japanese knotweed. The knotweed was continuously cut every two weeks over the course of two years, eventually weaking the plants.

Preparing the Site

Preparing the Site

Pacific ninebark, salmonberry, and red-osier dogwood – all water-loving, riparian zone species, were planted in the rocky area alongside the Courtenay River.

Planting Ninebark

Planting Ninebark

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