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Dec. 12, 2020, A Study in Invasive Management

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Written by Mark Seder

TWRA Invasive ManagementTWRA Invasive Management - Scott Schehr, Martha Frink & Theresa Schehr

A group of 8 Tuckaleechee Garden Club members and spouses performed very successful invasive management at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum.  Bush Honeysuckle, Privet, Euonymous and Ivy.   We were able to clear a large swath that is about 20 yards to the right of the cave and also do maintenance clearing of the area below the Greenway path from the Pollinator & Memorial Garden to the the new cleanup area. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO: SCOTT & THERESA SCHEHR, CHARLOTTE MILLER, MARTHA FRINK, ALLISON & RODNEY PEARSON, KATHERINE GOODWIN & MARK SEDER.  THANKS FOR MAKING THIS A SUCCESS!

buckthorneblasterWe used saws, loppers, picks and our newest tools the Buckthorne Blaster, herbicide applier, and the Pullbearers, tree and root rrmovers.

The Buckthorne Blaster is a bingo dauber like device that is filled with herbicide (25% glyphosate), a surfacant and dye.   It reduces the amount herbicide used by pinpointing the use and the dye indicates areas that it has been applied.  No over spraying or over use of herbicide.

The Pullbears allow us to completely remove an invasive up to 4 inches in diameter.  Just clamp onto it and pull back.  Invasive and roots removed!  Much harder for the invasive to grow back.