Current methods of invasive control include cutting, pulling, and the use of herbicides. Pulling Garlic Mustard is a great way to get large groups involved in invasive control. It is important to note that the entire plant must be disposed of in the trash, burned, or buried deeply to keep seeds from germinating.
Woody invasives such as Bush Honeysuckle, Autumn Olive, and Tree of Heaven often vigorously re-sprout after being cut, which makes cutting alone unsuccessful at killing the plant. Experience indicates that the responsible use of herbicide often plays an essential role in removing invasive plants.
To learn more about invasive species in our area, please visit the Ohio Invasive Plants Council Website at http://www.oipc.info
Volunteer participation improves our ability to fight invasives. If you are interested in helping remove invasive plants from our parks, please contact:
Natural Resources Coordinator