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.
It worked very well on the tap root of the oriental bittersweet.
A privet we tested it on took a little longer, but we still got it out. Judy Dumke poses with our victim.
Weed wrenches can be a great way to reduce invasive populations in small areas, but it requires patience,persistence, and a lot of sweat!