Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions
By Farrel Lewis
July 25, 2017
I spent the last two days pulling tansy ragwort in the Cambria area. I just dropped off five garbage bags full of the stuff at the landfill to be burned. This is the perfect time to pull it up, after it bolts the roots release far easier from the soil. Unfortunately, you cannot just pull the blooming plants and leave them on the ground to die, doing research on this subject I found out that the seeds will still mature. These plants need to be disposed of properly.
One more note, for those that do not know, tansy ragwort is toxic. DO NOT pull it without wearing gardening gloves. It is toxic to animals, including deer, if they ingest it. In large amounts it can kill. We have a lot of Sitka blacktail in the area, so that gave me another reason to do my part.
Received July 24, 2017
- Published July 25, 2017
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