Invasive plants a serious problem

I find it very disturbing we are losing so many of our trees.

I find it very disturbing we are losing so many of our trees.

I get around on a three-wheeled scooter and travel around Beaver lake park and along the Lochside trail from Uptown to Royal Oak and to Mount Doug.

I love trees and I see many trees having the life choked out of them by ivy. Beaver Lake park is particularly bad with many trees either dead from ivy or well on the way.

I carry pruners with me to deal with branches blocking pathways but alas my mobility issues do not allow me to get into the woods to deal with the ivy.

We need volunteers to go en masse into the woods and save these trees and haul out as much ivy as they can (plus the blackberry and morning glory).

We need a day where communities meet in their wild areas and under the guidance of professionals to protect our trees.

Undeveloped land that is kept clear of invasive species should get a significant tax break.

Dawn Heiden

Saanich