Vegetation Management

With the introduction of invasive species it now has become necessary to actively manage our woodland and prairie ecosystems. Invasives reduce biodiversity by out competing native plants and destroying wildlife habitat. There are many ways to prevent or remove these unwanted plants depending on the species involved and the time of year. Ultimately, periodic burning can be the most economical and effective way of maintaining a native ecosystems but sometimes other remedial work must done first. Cutting followed by stump treatment, basal trunk applications, spraying, mowing, burning and planting are all strategies that are employed in the process of ecological restoration. No other ecological work is more satisfying than bringing
the land back to health.