As we come into fall through winter, it's a great time to control woody invasives such as autumn olive, buckthorn, Japanese barberry, black locust, and more.
Our preferred methods include cut-stump, frill/hack-and-squirt, and non-chemical options. Check out ISN's pdf guide for a full description of each of these control methods.
ISN has been working with the Village of Kingsley, homeowners, and media outlets to get the word out about invasive early detection species (EDR) black swallow-wort.
Since last month, ISN has collected permissions signed by land owners who are known to have black swallow-wort on their property, conducted treatments, and followed up with community members. In all, over half of the properties have been treated - thanks to all who helped make this happen.
Take a look at this Nature Change video to learn more about the first verified location in Grand Traverse County. If you think you have black swallow-wort on your property, be sure to submit it to MISINand contact ISN at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know.
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