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Strategy and Tactics for Combatting Invasive Plant Species

Mr. Matt McCaw talks about his work, helping to manage conservation lands and improve the quality of water entering aquifers. He describes the different physical and mechanical ways to combat privets (genus Ligustrum) in Central Texas and when necessary, what types of targeted herbicides are the most effective. Learn why he likes felling Chinaberries and why Saltcedars are so difficult to take down. Mr. McCaw is a biologist in Austin, Texas.

This video is part of Commander Ben’s “Invasive Species: Secrets Revealed” series of interviews from the 2011 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference.

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A Fistful of Saltcedar

Here’s my latest invasives video, an “hommage” to spaghetti westerns:

With their riparian habitat under attack by a nefarious gang of Saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima) bandits, Commander Ben, the invasive hunter with a name, answers the desperate texts and tweets from the native plants of the southwest.


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