HALT Helps Invasive Removal at Whitehall Conservation Area

Members of HALT worked with Hopkinton’s Open Space Preservation Commission to remove invasives and restore a former meadow at the Whitehall Conservation Area. A number of fine apple and cherry trees, with their wonderful spring blossoms, were rescued from asiatic bittersweet that has been choking them, and many opportunistic trees were removed that were threatening to convert the meadow back into a forest. This meadow also sports a stand of lilacs and typical New England wildflowers throughout the summer, providing field habitat that is relatively rare in Hopkinton.