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Posted on: March 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Garlic Mustard ZAP!

volunteer pulling garlic mustard

Help us get rid of this nuisance invasive species! Bring your work gloves and spend the morning removing garlic mustard in the ST. PATRICK'S pine tree letters. Trash bags will be provided.

Where: St. Patrick's County Park - meet in the Berta Shelter parking lot

When: Saturday, April 23, 2022

Time: 9:00 - Noon 


Why is garlic mustard such a problem? ● Garlic mustard’s vegetative growth starts early in the spring, outcompeting native and beneficial species that are still dormant. ● Single plants can produce seeds that will remain viable in the ground for five years or more. ● It spreads rapidly, grows tall, becomes extremely dense and in a few years it dominates the woodland understory. ● Garlic mustard releases chemicals which harm a soil fungus that hardwood trees and tree saplings need to grow and survive. ● There are no natural controls for it here in the U.S.

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