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The Nature Conservancy in Michigan

Sun Ok Treating the Stumps
We use sponge applicators to apply herbicide to the stumps to prevent regrowth. Other jobs you can choose from are cutting and dragging.

Explore the oak forest above the River Raisin while you help the Nature Conservancy cut the invasive shrub honeysuckle in a remote area of this natural area. If you want, you can learn to use a brushcutter. A brushcutter is like a string trimmer except instead of string it has a 9" diameter circular blade with chainsaw teeth that rotates at 10,000 rpm and slices through small trees and shrubs like a knife through a 3 Musketeers bar. You can either learn how to use an Efco brushcutter, hand cut with a saw, or treat the Morrow Honeysuckle stumps on Northeast Bluff Management Area with a custom-made herbicide wand. If cutting brush doesn't interest you, we also have a knapweed pulling project.

Tools will be provided. Meet just east of North Raisin Center Highway, 0.2 miles south of Ives Road and the golf course, where a Nature Conservancy sign will be posted until 9:00.

For even more fun bring your friends!


P.S. Stick around for cookies and Coke at the end of the day.

P.P.S. After the cookies there is an optional walk to see even more special plants and areas of the preserve.

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WHEN

Sat Sep 28, 2019
08:45 AM - 12:00 PM  

WHERE

5701 Raisin Center HighwayTecumseh, MI 49286

(41.97514,-83.94511)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 2

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