[Maipc] Using marker wands for garlic mustard control work
john.ambler at verizon.net
Fri Apr 20 21:03:10 PDT 2012
Today I started checking a large flood plain for garlic mustard. I have been removing it there since 2001 and now I just find scattered plants, possibly due to tiny missed plants dropping a few seeds or due to floods bringing in seed.
To efficiently scout for garlic mustard in this large wooded area I decided to use marking flags to mark swaths for checking. I am using 2x3 inch marking flags on 21 inch wire staffs from Lowes tool section. They are available white or orange flags. While looking for garlic mustard I just ran a row of flags across the flood plain and another row about 15 feet away. I searched the swath in both directions, then removed one of the rows and then ran a new row of flags. Etc. This is very fast and I don't miss any area and I don't waste time checking the same area more than needed.
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