Jahazz Octave, left, and Sydney Pickett, right, try and get a tree out of its pot during a planting at Englewood Park Monday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A group of volunteers grabbed shovels and got to work Monday, planting more than 200 native trees and shrubs in northeast Salem's Englewood Park at 1260 19th St. N.E.

The past few years volunteers have been clearing invasive ivy and blackberry, and are now introducing new life into a corner of the small neighborhood park.

Volunteers planted vine maple, tall Oregon grape, red twig dogwood and ferns into areas previously filled with invasive plants.

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Abbie Lucas digs a hole during a planting at Englewood Park Monday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A volunteer breaks up the roots of a fern before planting it Monday. (Saphara Harrell/ Salem Reporter)

Victoria Canchola pats soil down around a tree she just planted. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Englewood Park on a foggy morning. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Brenna Schieb puts a tree in the ground during a planting at Englewood Park Monday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Kelly Noack, a leader of the 4-H Explorers, loosens the root system of a fern before planting it. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Nicolaus Noack and Sarah Hamilton decide where to plant trees during an event Monday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Volunteers planted hundreds of plants in Englewood Park Monday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Julia Dudley looks at what other volunteers found during a tree planting Monday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Sarah Hamilton unloads a wheelbarrow full of trees during a planting on Monday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Englewood Park is located in northeast Salem. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Kirk Veldman bends over to plant a fern in an area where invasive vines used to run rampant. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

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