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Invasives Control Program

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FORECON Invasives Control Program

Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.

Vegetation Control

Invasive plants can be trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, or flowers, and they can reproduce rapidly by roots, seeds, shoots, or all three. Some of the top species of concern in PA include Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose, Japanese knotweed, Japanese stiltgrass, tree-of-heaven, oriental bittersweet, purple loosestrife, and garlic mustard. For a complete and detailed list, please visit the following site:
PA. D.C.N.R. –Invasive plants list
U.S. Invasive Species Info

Vegetation Control Methods

Herbicide applied directly to leaves of plants. Used for spot treatments to ensure non-target species are not treated.
Herbicide applied to the lower 6-12 inches of the base stem of the target species.
Used to treat larger woody plants/trees, bark is hacked and herbicide applied to cuts.
Herbicide is injected into the bark of the target species
Herbicide is applied to the exposed inner bark within minutes of being cut.

Insect and Pathogen Control

Invasive species of pests and disease are taking a toll on urban, rural and private forests throughout the country. In the U.S. North East, we have seen new infestations and afflictions as never before. While eradication of the pests is not feasible, there are steps landowners and forest managers can take to help protect valuable trees. A tree can now be injected with a chemical tailor made to combat many specific ailments and infestations. When trees are proactively treated, they stand a much better chance of survival, even under the most damaging of situations.

Tree Injection Treats

  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Asian Longhorned Beetle
  • Oak Wilt
  • Dutch Elm Disease
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  • Root Rot
  • Mites
  • Tent Caterpillar
  • Sudden Oak Death

Consultation

FORECON Inc. is proud to offer affordable services to private landowners for controlling invasive species in their woodlots. Please contact us for your free property inspection and price quote for services.

Contact:

Shane Somerville (FOREST RESOURCE SPECIALIST)

(814)827-4254 EXT 552

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