Brent Cememtery is located appx. 3/4 mile off the towpath. One must hike up a hill, through the thicket of woods, to discover a historic cemetery hidden by nature. Although the NPS owns this property, the cemetery is not marked for public access due to a grave robbery several years ago in this cemetery.
Over the many years, the vegetation has grown over the headstones/footstones, pushed over the fence, and enveloped the area so much that you cannot find the cemetery until you are already in it. Thus, this make photo taking very difficult.
Wisteria had taken over as well as Virginia Creeper and some Ailanthus. THe crews had to work from the outside in, cutting and swamping just to get room to turn around! This project took 2 days with both the East and the West crew. The smaller woodys were removed on the first day until all ground cover was removed. The second day was spent cutting and treating the mature trees and raking the area clear of all debris. The ground was foliar sprayed with Garlon 3A as a preventitive measure.
The NPS will remove the large trees that the SCA crews could not remove safely (3 trees).