Reducing Muskrat Damage to Plants: An Integrated Pest Management Approach
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., Central Artery/Tunnel
Bechtel Corp., Central Artery/Tunnel
T. Swift and J. Dolan
Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Central Artery/Tunnel
Delivered at 2003 Boston Harbor Islands Science Symposium.
After clearing and grubbing, over 3.5 million cubic yards of Central Artery/Tunnel excavate was placed on Spectacle Island and its landfill capped. Permanent seeding began in 1995; planting was completed by early spring 2000. About 3,000 trees and over 26,000 shrubs and vines were planted. Low turf & meadow grass mixtures were seeded as were mixes in shrub beds and around trees.
Did You Know?
Clarence Burrage was a philanthropist who established the Hospital for Crippled Children on Bumpkin Island in 1902. It was one of the first facilities with ramps instead of stairs. Though it burned in 1945, the remains can be seen today at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...