Friday, July 29, 2011

Control Privet in Mature Hardwood Stands

"Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) is one of the most widespread non-native invasive plants within hardwood and pine forests throughout all ecoregions of Georgia (Harper 2009). It aggressively invades, spreads and eventually dominates many forested understories, completely displacing native flora. This field trial by the Georgia Forestry Commission evaluated one technique (previously untested) for removing a privet-choked understory in a hardwood bottom within the piedmont region."Click here to read the paper.
Chinese privet taking over Forest understory
Photo by David J. Moorhead, University of Georgia,