Experts provide tips for invasive species control

Clif Little, OSU Extension; Jeremy Scherf, ODNR forester and Jay McElroy, USDA district conservationist gave presentations to a group of 80 landowners on how to identify, control, remove and manage invasive species that inhibit or deter the growth of desired species in forests and fields. Funding options were also presented that can help to offset the costs of removal and management practices used with cost sharing possibilities.

This was the second session in the series of Money Does Grow on Trees being sponsored by the Guernsey County Farm Bureau, Guernsey SWCD, OSU Extension and ODNR Division of Forestry.

The third session is planned for Thursday, Aug. 22 at Deerassic Park on the topic: Details of Woodland Management. Forester Jeremy Scherf will cover the finer details of forest management with selection of crop trees, harvesting of timber and seed mixes for trails. Make reservations for this session by Aug. 14 by contacting the Guernsey SWCD at 740-489-5276. Cost is $5 that includes dinner once again by Cid’s Smokehouse Grill.

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