Rotarians clean up Therapeutic Riding Center pasture
On March 19, members of the Rotary Club of Chambersburg partnered with several volunteers from the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center to remove invasive trees and shrubs within the horse pasture.
The volunteers cleared all tree and underbrush from the designated area with chainsaws and handsaws. The species of trees removed were Ailanthus, Black cherry, Eastern Red Cedars, Russian olive, Tartarian Honeysuckle, Wild Grape vines, Bittersweet vine, Multiflora rose and poison ivy - ask Rod Hocker if he found the poison ivy!
All of the trees and brush were ground up with a tree/brush chipper provided by Bartlett Tree Experts and the resulting mulch was dumped at the site to help with vegetation control. Approximate value of the volunteers efforts was $2500.