The removal of honeysuckle is something we take seriously, to the extent that our owner, Peter Wimberg, has been eradicating honeysuckle as a park volunteer for years. The prosses is straight forward: cut, spray the stumps, and pile the cutting. For the first season, the piles create winter habitat, then they quickly degrade. The removal of the honeysuckle opens the forest floor to the sun’s light which encourages the growth of many desirable native wildflowers and spring ephemerals, and gives native trees, such as the native Pawpaw, elbow room to grow.
“I enjoy the process of removing honeysuckle. It’s great exercise, I get to spend time in my local park, and the results are immediately gratifying,” shares Peter Wimberg. “It’s like night and day looking at an area I’ve cleared next to a space still saturated with honeysuckle. It’s not a difficult process, but one that should be done with attention to detail, a calm mindset, and patience.”
Many of our clients have areas in their yards or woodland spaces that would benefit from the removal of this invasive plant. The key is to have experienced professionals tackle the task as well as someone to identify plants and trees we want to preserve.
“You may be surprised to see how many desirable plants and trees are trying to get a foothold in your woodland space, if they were only given the room and exposure to the sun,” comments Peter.
One reason why we like to remove honeysuckle this time of the years is it’s ideal to work in a space when the desirable plants are resting underground and dormant. The negative impact on a site is greatly reduced when honeysuckle removal is tackled in the winter.
If you believe your landscape would benefit from some invasive removal, call us. We will evaluate the site and set a plan specific to your landscape.