Dates: May 19, 2010 - November 26, 2010 Project Leader: Calicoe Richir 208-608-6327 email@example.com 67 Ranger Drive Asheville, NC 28805
At the recommendation of our dedicated volunteer, Diane, we have started working at a new site off of Bull Mountain Road. This is an area that is frequented by hikers and bicyclists. While we have nothing against hiking and bicycling, these are common ways that the seeds of invasive plants are spread. Thus, there is quite a bit of kudzu at this site (which is flowering and smells wonderful), as well as some non-native wisteria, oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose, etc.
So far, we have mainly used foliar treatments (applying herbicide to targeted leaves using backpack sprayers) to treat the invasives. We have also used a hedge-trimmer to clear the kudzu vines off of trees.
We had some of our property stolen from us at this site. One of our team members had her backpack stolen; and we had an herbicide backpack sprayer stolen. A few days later, both backpacks were found at the site, minus 18 dollars.
We revisited Lower Bull Mountain to foliar spray and to hedge trim the remainder of the kudzu area. We could see the plants that we were successful in killing, however there were some that the foliar had not killed. We also took photos to keep up with our progress of the site.