You’ve spent all spring pulling garlic mustard and are gearing up for your fall and winter treatments of woody invasive plants. But what should you be doing with invasive plants during the summer?
|These invasive species are best controlled |
during the summer months. Clockwise from
top-left is johnsongrass, Japanese stiltgrass,
teasel, and Chinese yam.
Good information, including control recommendations for these and other species, can be found on the River to River CWMA Species of Concern page: http://www.rtrcwma.org/species.html
Working the summer comes with its own set of safety risks. Overheating and dehydration are real possibilities. Be sure to take plenty of breaks and drink lots of water when working on hot days. Also, it is a good idea to avoid working alone during the summer. Having someone else with you can ensure speedy treatment if necessary.
Summer is a great time of year to get out and control certain invasive species. Using the proper precautions will keep your treatments effective and you safe. Lastly, don’t forget to find time between all of your summer invasive plant treatments to set aside at least a few days to go fishing and camping!