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100 U.S. Army soldiers spend Labor Day clearing vines, trash in Catonsville

Posted at 4:07 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 17:25:41-04

CATONSVILLE, Md. — 100 soldiers spent Labor Day in Catonsville clearing invasive vines and trash at the Spring Grove Hospital Center.

In squads of five to six and armed with machetes, bow saws and trash bags, soldiers worked to clear about 10 acres.

"If we didn't do this, these vines would choke and really smother and kill the trees in the forest here," said Forester, Spring Grover Arboretum Jim Himel.

The soldiers who participated were from the U.S. Army School Detachment stationed at Fort Meade.