WVU Core Arboretum Garlic Mustard Pulling

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Control of invasive plant species is a labor-intensive annual task here at the Arboretum, and we accomplish it largely through the efforts of volunteers.  You can help us protect the future of native plants in the Arboretum by removing invasive species!

We host several garlic mustard pulling events each spring, and dates and times for these events will be posted on the Arboretum website calendar and WVU iServe.  All are welcome to join, and members of the local community are some of our most helpful volunteers!  

Please register for the event by email (zfowler@mail.wvu.edu), if you plan to join.  WVU students, faculty, and staff should register on iServe, instead.  All are welcome, so please share this with your friends and any groups to which you belong!

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Garlic mustard pullers will meet at the Arboretum parking lot.  Bags and gloves will be supplied.  Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.  Long pants are essential and long sleeves are a good idea.  Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.  It is not hard work (think weeding), but it does involve lots of walking through the woods on uneven terrain and bending to reach the plants.

For more information on garlic mustard and garlic mustard pulling, please see our garlic mustard mustard pulling information page.