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Age Minimum (with Adult):18+, Minimum Age:18+, Orientation Required

Conserving Allandale Woods Urban Wild

As Boston's second largest unfragmented woodland, Allandale Woods is a crucial component of the city's natural areas inventory. Composed primarily of oaks, maples, and pines, Allandale Woods is one of the few relatively pristine secondary growth oak-hickory forests in the city of Boston. Trails run throughout the site leading to various areas of interest including scenic Rock Pond, an extensive Depression-era stone boundary wall, a cattail marsh, intertwining streams that form the Bussey Brook headwaters, underground springs, an historic spring house, and a certified vernal pool. 

Woodlands like this are in need of constant care to combat invasive species, maintain trails, and restore impacted native habitats. The Service Corps will be involved in a number of projects, including:

-Maintenance on trails, including removal of downed limbs and debris
-Invasive species removal
-Trail-side pruning
-Watering new restoration plants

Come prepared for some heavy-duty gardening and trail work!
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