4-H battles reed canary grass!

"Stewardship," produced by Raphael Winters of the 4-H Afterchool Forestry Program, shows 4-H youth planting trees in the Lake Leland watershed. Invasive reed canary grass has negatively impacted this watershed, clogging the waterway and creating a barrier to migrating salmon.

Congratulations to the 4-H Afterschool Forestry Program for showing others how to replant an area such as this by:

  • bringing in native trees (cedar),
  • scalping the planting site to remove the grass and its roots, and
  • placing a mulch mat around the tree to decrease competitive grass growth near the tree.