TARGET WEEDS: Coralberry (Rivina humilis), Koster’s curse (Clidemia hirta), gunpowder tree (Trema orientalis), downy wood fern (Cyclosorus dentatus) and many more!
PROJECT: We will be controlling invasive weeds in a shady gulch within a lonomea (Sapindus sp.) forest. We will use small hand tools (hand saws and pruners) and will apply a caution-labeled herbicide (Garlon4) to the cut stems of weeds with drip applicator bottles.
HIKING TIME: 2 hours (round trip)
DIFFICULTY: Moderate; some elevation gain.
WHAT TO BRING: Long pants, long sleeve shirt and shoes with good traction.
All weeding tools and gloves will be provided.
- Drive to trailhead (~1 hour)
- Unload vehicles; safety briefing (~15 minutes)
- Hike to project site (~1 hour)
- Weed control (~1.5 hours)
- Lunch (1/2 hour)
- More weed control (~1.5 hours)
- Explore nearby forest (~1/2 hour)
- Hike back to vehicles (~1 hour)
- Wash weeding gear (~15 minutes)
- Load up trucks (~15 minutes)
- Return drive to Army natural resources baseyard (~1 hour)
- Clean up gear; pau (~15 minutes)