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Weeding Crew – July 10th

July 10 @ 7:00 am 10:00 am

Board member Dave Beach will be leading a volunteer weeding crew on this day.

Duties:  Locating and hand pulling Yellow Starthistle and Diffuse Knapweed Plants.  The Rush Skeletonweed plants are left rooted in the ground, but are clipped of their blooms and buds, and the remaining plant stems individually “painted” with Roundup herbicide (not all of our group does this job).  Plants range in size from short, small plants only a few inches in height to larger branched plants that are nearly 3 feet in height, and with thorns.  They may occur as single plants or in patches.  Presently we are seeing some of the weeds approaching the blooming stage which makes them more distinguishable from the native plants.  Generally, just pulling and bagging the plant material has proven to be the most practical method of removal, while doing the least damage to the native plants.

If you’re interested in joining the weeding crews, contact Dave at [email protected] or by cell at 509-554-0919

Dave Beach