|PHRAGMITES CONTROL PROGRAM
will take place
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2017
The 2017 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program will take place August / September 2017. This program involves the application of herbicides to phragmites in order to improve visibility and safety for pedestrians on the Macomb Orchard Trail.
The first application will occur on Monday August 21 - Tuesday August 22, 2017. Expect some closures in the areas. Please follow directives from any on-site work crews or signs that you may encounter on those dates.
For additional information please read the following:
|What are phragmites?|
|Phragmites, or common reed, is a tall grass that is generally be found in wet areas such as wetlands, lakeshore, and roadside ditches.
Mature plants have sharp edges and rootstalks are very deep in the ground, making it impossible to remove by hand.
Phragmites crowd out out native plants and animals, blocking views, reducing access for swimming, fishing and hunting.
Early detection is key to preventing large dense stands and reducing treatment costs. For information on how to identify phragmites download the Phragmites- Native or Not? pamphlet
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For more information online, please visit: Phragmites.org Great Lakes Phragmites and Michigan State University Extension