Garlic mustard is a high-priority invasive plant that harms native forest ecosystems in Illinois. Completely removing it takes several strategic approaches over a series of years.
Chemical control can be paired with hand-pulling plants and prescribed burns to manage large infestations. Applying herbicides in the right place and at the right time can be a low-cost, low-labor option for preserving woodlands for native plants and animals and protecting future forests. Explore more resources for managing garlic mustard at go.illinois.edu/GarlicMustard.