weed wrangle

Weed Wrangle®, is a one-day, citywide, volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants. Typical unwelcome plants are honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica and L. maackii), Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei), autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata var. parviflora), English ivy (Hedera helix) and kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata).

Supervised by an experts in invasive weed management, Weed Wrangle®-volunteers will learn, practice, and begin a habit of maintaining an area free of invasive plants and encourage replanting with natives in removal areas. By engaging our neighbors and challenging them to take action in their own spaces, we hope to create a movement that will have the greatest impact on the invasive plant population.

Weed Wrangle® extends a special thank you to Steve Manning and Lee Patrick of Invasive Plant Control for their expertise and knowledge. They are an excellent source for invasive plant management and gather many of the top minds in the field to discuss, research and disseminate information pertaining to the most up to date invasive plant management options.



Locations

Jackson, MS - September 16, 2017
Houston, TX - October 30, 2017
Nashville, TN - March 3, 2018
Knoxville, TN - March 3, 2018
Chattanooga, TN - March 3, 2018
Oak Ridge, TN - March 3, 2018
Tennessee State Parks - March 3, 2018
Memphis, TN - Feburary 17, 2018
Greenville, MS - April 5, 2018
Beaumont, TX - April 10, 2018

White House, TN - TBD
Nature Conservancy of TN - TBD
Grants Pass, OR - TBD
Lookout Mountain, TN - April 7, 2018
New Orleans, LA - November 15, 2017
Dallas, TX - November 18, 2017





Weed Wrangle 2017

Weed Wrangle 2016

Weed Wrangle Nashville 2015



The Weed Wrangle® started by The Garden Club of Nashville in 2015, expanded to the Knoxville Garden Club, Garden Club of Lookout Mountain, Memphis Garden Club, The Little Garden Club of Memphis, and The Garden Club of Jackson, MS in 2016. All clubs are members of The Garden Club of America and participants in the GCA Partners for Plants program.