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Newcastle Cemetery Project - 2008

Ivy Removal and Restoration Project began in February of 2008

English Ivy
Hedera helix

English Ivy is on the King County Noxious Weed List
Control is Recommended
The Four Cultivars are:
Hedera helix 'Baltica', Hedera helix 'Pittsburgh',
 Hedera helix 'Star'; Hedera hibernica 'Hibernica'

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Habitat Restoration of the Cemetery Entrance

Culmination of the Ivy Removal Project in the Newcastle Historical Cemetery
involved planting Western Sword Ferns, a hardy low maintenance native plant,
which will stabilize the soil and prevent the ivy from taking hold again.

The Cemetery Before the Ivy was removed ............

The Cemetery After the Ivy was removed (but before the re-planting of ferns) ............