Joanne Arnaud and Fred Seward were among the The Concord After 60 walkers who joined the effort at Punkatasset Preserve to stop the invasive species, garlic mustard. They started at the entrance and pulled the entire plant so the roots come out. The Town of Concord Natural Resources Division and Concord Land Conservation Trust sponsor the garlic mustard pull for a week each May. When they were finished, Barbara Finan, who was in charge, took the plants to the Town Waste Compost site. This is the fourth year Concord After 60 has participated. Concord After 60 was formed for people in retirement. It meets monthly for a general meeting and has special activities including a walking group and book group. For further information contact chair Laura LeVan Betty Knake photo.

It’s time again to pull invasive garlic mustard!

May 15, 2023

The Division of Natural Resources and the Concord Land Conservation Trust are again hosting an event to pull garlic mustard from trails and conservation lands.

Garlic mustard is an invasive plant in many areas throughout town, and is easy to recognize and pull! The Garlic Mustard Pull began May 13 and continue through Sunday, May 21.

The Division of Natural Resources will train you on garlic mustard identification and supply yard waste bags for garlic mustard pulled from public areas. The Conservation Crew will pick up bags from trailheads.

Individuals, families, neighborhood groups, clubs and organizations should contact the Division of Natural Resources for route assignments, garlic mustard identification training and yard waste bags.

Please feel free to contact DNR with any questions at or call 978-318-3285 with any questions.