Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed

Projects

Sudbury Valley Trustees’ Desert Natural Area

Project Organization: Sudbury Valley Trustees  Project Town(s): Sudbury  Start Date: June 1, 2012

Project Summary:

SVT and the City of Marlborough have employed a variety of techniques to control all invasive plants throughout the 600-acre Desert Natural Area over the course of the last 5 years and going forward. Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Floodplain forest, Herbaceous marsh, Oak/pine forest, Pitch pine forest, Right-of-way, Stream bank, Upland/wetland edge
Control Methods: Chemical, Manual, Mechanical  Disposal Methods: Left on site, buckthorn piles with roots off ground

Westford Conservation Trust’s Mile-a-Minute Project

Project Organization: Westford Conservation Trust  Project Town(s): Westford  Start Date: June 1, 2010

Project Summary:

The Mile-a-minute(MAM) plant is an early detection species and even though they are an annual they are prodigious seed producers and can rapidly take over acres of land by smothering existing vegetation. At first it is hard to believe that an annual vine which initially looks fragile and pretty with… Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Fields, Roadside edge, Stream bank, Upland/wetland edge
Control Methods: Manual  Disposal Methods: Incineration, Bagging

Trustees of Reservations Black Swallowwort Control

Project Organization: The Trustees  Project Town(s): Concord  Start Date: August 13, 2009

Project Summary:

All swallowwort was treated with herbicide Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Fields, Stream bank
Control Methods: Chemical  Disposal Methods: Left on site