Local students came to our park & ripped out non natives
Look, I know they came out to beautify the park and all, and I love that they do that. It teaches young children the importance of taking care of our environment.
However, I don't like that they ripped out perfectly healthy plants, all because they weren't "native". I don't like that. They of course replaced them with native ones.
I understand the ideal of planting native, and it's good the elementary students are learning about it. I have no feelings either way on the subject of going native, but I do have feelings about ripping out something that is healthy and beautiful.
Hmmmmmm, I'm a born and bred Yankee,my husband is from Texas, should I trade him in because he's not native to here in NY?
Here is a link that might be useful: SUNY Fredonia students helping to restore Centennial Park