The Town of Snowmass Village has been working diligently to eradicate noxious weeds over the last five years. We have been experimenting with new organic weed management strategies from a vinegar solution to steam. Weeds continue to be a problem therefore; we need your help. The Parks and Trails Department is continuing its weed pull program and asking Snowmass Residents to pull weeds listed below.
IMPORTANT: Please only pull weeds from Town of Snowmass Village Open Space and Trails and ask us if you need locations to pull weeds. Do your homework and properly identify the weeds before pulling. We are seeing a lot of native thistle this year, please do not pull native plants. Understand the proper technique for pulling (Please read the mechanical control techniques under the plant species you are pulling and use extreme caution when pulling POISON HEMLOCK). The individual who pulls the most weeds will receive a free one-year TOSV Recreation Center Membership.
•Scentless Chamomile (Matricaria perforata)- Hand pulling, bagging, and disposal is the most effective method to prevent their spread into new areas.
•Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)- Repeated tillage or digging for removal.
•Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Caution: wear gloves (avoid poisonous sap), face mask (mouth protection), and eye protection when removing. Tillage/Digging/Pulling recommended.
•Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)- Mow or cut to decrease seed production. Pulling and digging are ineffective and can stimulate roots to spread.
•Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)- Do not cut tap root (this will increase growth), regular cutting/or tillage of plant should diminish it’s reserves.
•Plumeless Thistle (Carduus acanthoides)- Mowing, cutting, digging, pulling or cultivation are all effective if done prior to flowering
•Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale L.)- Root crown must be severed and removed properly. Remove and dispose of entire plant (root, leaves, flowers, etc.)
2019 Weed Pull- Begins July 30th
1. Stop by our office to pick up trash bags, 2835 Brush Creek Rd.
2. Do your homework and properly identify the weeds before pulling. Bring the plant to 2835 Brush Creek Road and we can help you identify, or email the Parks and Trails Manager, Starr Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
3. Read descriptions above to properly remove the weed. WARNING: Poison Hemlock should not be removed without the proper safety gear.
4. Bring your bags to 2835 Brush Creek Rd. and we will count your bags and properly dispose.
5. Pull the most weeds and you will receive a free 1-year Recreation Center Membership ($660 value).