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Shane Otto, a land restoration specialist with Dane County Parks, views an area of oak savanna undergoing restoration at Indian Lake County Park in Berry, Wis. Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This particular savanna has been worked on by volunteers over the past two years helping to return the landscape to its historic ecology. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

A return to the past with oak savannas in Dane County parks

Jul. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

TOWN OF BERRY, Wis. (AP) — The hillsides here are overcrowded. Towering black locust, buckthorn, Japanese hedge parsley, honeysuckle, garlic mustard and dame’s rocket have all played a role in the congestion. But slowly, and with great effort, the oaks are getting more room to expand their reach,...

In this June 25, 2020, photo, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust has expanded Springer's Point, a tract where Blackbeard once partied and where centuries old live oak live, in Ocracoke, N.C. The preservation group plans to add trails at Springer’s Point. The 124-acre property lies along the Pamlico Sound on the highest part of the island, where gnarled live oaks more than 200 years old grow. (Jeff Hampton/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Group looks to expand trails on tract where pirate partied

Jul. 4, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — A preservation group plans to add trails at Springer’s Point, a tract of land in Ocracoke where Blackbeard partied with other pirates on rum and roasted pig. The 124-acre property lies along the Pamlico Sound on the highest part of the island, where gnarled live oaks more than...