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How to Remove Invasive Garlic Mustard by Hand Pulling

Garlic mustard is a high-priority invasive plant that harms native forest ecosystems in Illinois. Completely removing garlic mustard requires several strategic approaches over several years.

Prescribed burns can be paired with hand-pulling plants and chemical control to manage infestations. This proven approach removes plants before they release more seeds into the forest and is a great volunteer activity for large groups looking to preserve woodlands for native plants and animals and to protect future forests.

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