The state of New Jersey has more than 2,100 kinds of native plants. This is remarkable for a state as densely populated as New Jersey. However, the natural fields and woodlands are suffering from the presence of nonindigenous plant species that crowd out native plants species that many types of birds, insects and wildlife depend on for survival. Montgomery Township's Open Space Committee is working on an ongoing basis to remove invasive species from Hobler Park. Invasive species that have crept into the preserved lands at Hobler Park include multiflora rose and spotted knapweed. As you walk through Hobler Park you will see evidence of native grasses and tree plantings. This type of stewardship is essential to maintain and enhance the biodiversity found within this park.
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