Note: The two photos on this page are the "before" and "after" photos for this project.
Educational Objectives: To Learn about invasive species: How to identify them, where they come from, what damage they cause to forests, and how to control them. This is a great for learning about plant biology.
Appropriate ages of participants: Ages 11 and up.
Inspiration for this Instructable: Our middle son is contributing this instructable. He performed an invasive species control project in our New England community. This project served as his Eagle Scout Leadership Project and also as his Invasive Species Control Project for hisWilliam F. Hornaday Badge. He wants to use this Instructable Guide to educate others about invasive species and show them to how to plan and perform a similar project. So if a 14-year-old boy can plan, organize, and direct this project, so can you!
Here is the link to a YouTube video that highlights this project:
Step 1: Supplies
- 2 or 3 Weed wrenches
Note: We borrowed weed wrenches from members of our Town's Conservation Committee