Weed wrench test

Invasive Plant Control, Inc was kind enough to donate an extractagator, a shrub wrench you can use to pull up woody invasive plants, to the AOWCP. Below is a picture of it in action, pulling up some oriental bittersweet.

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It worked very well on the tap root of the oriental bittersweet.

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A privet we tested it on took a little longer, but we still got it out.  Judy Dumke poses with our victim.

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Weed wrenches can be a great way to reduce invasive populations in small areas,  but it requires patience,persistence, and a lot of sweat!

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About appalachianohioweeds

My name is Eric Boyda and I am the current coordinator of the Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership. My interests include increasing the awareness of invasive plants and helping individuals or groups plan control strategies.

Posted on May 20, 2013, in Projects and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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