Villas At Mitchell Lake Buckthorn Removal

In 2020, Davey Resource Group was contracted to remove the invasive plants and installed a native woodland seed mix to provide more species diversity while still protecting the shoreline from erosion and pollutants.

Project Narrative:

Part of the Mitchell Lake shoreline is protected by a conservation easement through the City of Eden Prairie to maintain a natural wooded buffer that will capture sediment and pollution before reaching the lake, improving water quality as well as providing much-needed habitat and forage for wildlife and pollinators.

Buckthorn and other woody invasive species had infested 3.3 acres of woodlands in front of an HOA along the shoreline. The invasive species were diminishing the quality of the shoreline by overcrowding native Oak trees, shading out native ground cover vegetation, and blocking residents’ view of the lake.

In 2020 Davey Resource Group, Inc. removed the buckthorn and other woody invasive species. The material was cut and treated via chainsaws and handheld brush cutters. Stumps were treated with herbicide to prevent regrowth and material was disposed of on-site via burn piles. The following spring, DRG installed a native woodland seed mix to increase competition for returning invasive species as well as provide more species diversity within the shoreline habitat.

DRG will perform follow-up foliar treatments every year for a minimum of five years to establish long-term control of the invasive species and promote native species establishment.

This project was partially funded through a grant provided by the City for removing invasive species and improving ecosystems.

>> Learn more about our team servicing Minneapolis and surrounding areas.

Related Client Work

Project Profile Maplewood Mn Sw Laed 0722 Banner 1440X500
HOA/CDD

Rain Garden Installation For Holloway Ponds HOA, Maplewood, MN

DRG helped Holloway Ponds HOA install an environmentally-sustainable alternative to traditional landscaping through a series of raingardens. DRG’s design plan was developed to eliminate turf, reduce stormwater runoff from the adjacent road, and support a variety of pollinator species.
Read More
Commercial Case Study Port Warwick Conservancy Banner 1440X500
HOA/CDD

Keeping Port Warwick Picturesque

Davey crews are on-site weekly at Port Warwick, contributing to its idyllic atmosphere through full-service grounds maintenance.
Read More

Get In Touch With Us!

We pride ourselves at Davey Tree on providing prompt, professional and personalized service from certified arborists that live, work and engage in your community. Contact one of our Davey Tree specialists for your residential, commercial, utility, or environmental needs.

Let's Find What
You're Looking For!

Davey uses cookies to make your experience a great one by providing us analytics so we can offer you the most relevant content. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies. View our Privacy Policy for more information.