Brushing dirt off of boots to prevent spread of weeds

Brushing boots really works to keep weeds on site

Why clean your equipment after a long exhausting day controlling noxious weeds? One of the primary modes of weed dispersal is seeds or other propagules hitching a ride on boots, shovels, pant legs and paws. In the case of garlic mustard, the seeds are very small and dark and are not going to be visible…

King County noxious weed program is hiring

King County is accepting applications until January 13, 2017 to fill an opening for a seasonal noxious weed control specialist. This is a full-time equivalent, benefit-eligible position and typically works 10-11 months a year. See the King County Jobs website for complete information and application instructions (search for Noxious Weed Control Specialist II). Here is a…

King County noxious weed specialist bagging the flowering tops of tansy ragwort after removal.

What do I do with all those weeds I pulled?

Some weeds just won’t die, even after they are uprooted. Tossing them on a brush pile might actually give them a second chance at life. Yellow archangel infestations often start from yard waste piles or discarded container plantings. Tansy ragwort will make a fairy ring of new plants around burn piles because the seeds spread in the…