Taking Edmonds park back from invaders

Volunteers gather to help reclaim Hutt Park
By Ruth Arista | Nov 24, 2018
Photo by: Abby Dente Volunteers helped clean up Hutt Park in Edmonds.

You can see the tree in Hutt Park from a ferryboat ride.

At over 600 years old, it’s brown top rises above all the surrounding green trees, like the spire of a cathedral. At the base, the tree takes three adults, linked arm and arm, to reach around it.

This ancient fir is one of several in Hutt Park that are being saved from encroaching ivy and other invasive plants.

Recently, volunteers signed up, slipped on work gloves and enthusiastically hacked away with garden tools to help reclaim this natural area.

EarthCorps Puget Sound Stewards and the City of Edmonds have teamed up for several volunteer gatherings in the park, to pull ivy and dig in hundreds of new native plants.

Other work party dates are Dec. 15 and Jan. 10. For information and to sign up see the Calendar at www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.

Hutt Park is in Seaview at 187th Street SW and 94th Avenue West.

 

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