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Fighting Invasives

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Leaves of a Chinese Tallow tree

Invasive plants can be an exhausting problem for landowners.  It is an issue at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, where Chinese Tallow attempts to run wild.

"It is not too horrible at the refuge just yet, which is why we need to catch it early," says Nova Clarke, a ranger at Black Bayou.  "We want to prevent it from becoming a losing battle."

Complex forester Chris Foster conducts a session on identifying and treating against Chinese Tallow and other invasive species on Saturday, August 29.  He will lead participants in best practices for using chemicals to keep such plants from overtaking yards and other landscape areas.

Clarke says following the discussion, attendees can go out into the refuge for treating the tallow on site.  The session is free and open to the public.

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