Great Plains landowners are at a war with woody species as a shift in strategy is long overdue. Instead of chasing the invasion, WLFW is prioritizing prevention care for the best remaining intact grasslands in order to keep them productive and expand them. WLFW has looked at many approaches and has started using “Defend the Core” tactics. This prevents seeds from becoming trees by using prescribed fire and eliminating seedlings with targeted herbicide use. This tactic is already being deployed in Great Plain states that are being attacked by invading trees. Click here to read more about this topic.
“Defend the Core” – Fighting back against woody invaders on the Great Plains by Brianna Randall
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