The Maryland/District of Columbia Chapter of the Nature Conservancy presents… . The Weed Watcher/Buster Program. by Donnelle Keech Deborah Barber Virginia McDaniel Meredith Malone. What are invasive, exotic plants?.
Invasive, Conservancy presents… exotic plant
originally from Asia
Invasive, native plant
originally from N. America
Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide
To locate and manage recentlyemerged infestationsof invasive, exotic plants on high priority sites in Maryland and the District of Columbia with assistance from an extensive network of volunteers
Find the infestations
and report them
Implement the plans
that TNC develops
Prioritize the infestations
professionals throughout Maryland and
Tree-of heaven Conservancy presents…
Multiflora roseThe Hit List species are...
Volunteers- an essential resource Conservancy presents…
22 volunteers were:
Practiced plant identification and navigational skills
Weed Watchers identify the Tree-of-heaven
The Weed Watcher reports came rolling in!
Depending on your organization’s goals, the guidelines you follow when prioritizing the management of infestations may differ from ours.
1) found by the Weed Watchers, and
2) identified as high priority for management, the Weed Busters attack!
We began to manage many infestations...
… on the land we protect!
Find out what your state’s restrictions are before preparing to apply
Weed management requires ongoing
reevaluations and adjustments.