Bradford Pear
Pear Buyback 2023

Pear Buyback 2023

We wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who made the 2023 Pear Buyback possible. Because of you, we were able to remove hundreds of invasive Callery (Bradford) Pear trees all over Missouri! This is no small feat. This year, we had a total of nine sites around...

Callery Pear Buy-back 2023

Callery Pear Buy-back 2023

Registration and Sign-Up The Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP), in partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, Forrest Keeling Nursery, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), will host a Callery pear “buyback” program in locations around the state on...

How Bradford pear threatens open lands

"Callery pear seedlings are moving further and further into the countryside, away from the suburbs and cities from whence the problem sprang," writes Brett O'Brien, Natural Resources Supervisor for Columbia, Missouri Department of Parks & Recreation. Here is why...

Invasive to Watch This Month

The non-native, invasive grass tall fescue (Festuca arundinaria) can be treated with glyphosate on warm days during the winter. The recommended control is through a foliar application of glyphosate with surfactant added. Often multiple applications are necessary to eradicate an established stand. One quart of glyphosate per acre in the winter is recommended. For spot treatment of isolated tall fescue plants, use 1% to 2% of glyphosate with surfactant.

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