Quarry Bog Workday Report

On June 7, 2016, The Nature Conservancy’s Tennessee Chapter hosted a Bog Learning Network invasives field day at Quarry Bog Preserve, Shady Valley, Tennessee.  Quarry Bog Preserve is a 68-acre site where TNC began a large-scale hydrologic restoration project in the early 2000s.  The BLN work day drew 14 participants from Zoo Knoxville, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, MountainTrue, U.S. Forest Service/Cherokee National Forest, and local TNC staff.  The invasive species targeted for the day, Multiflora rose, occurs sporadically across Quarry Bog Preserve; TNC staff have spent years attacking it with foliar glyphosate applications, with only mixed results.  MountainTrue staffer Lauren Reker came armed with Garlon 3A herbicide and taught the group efficient tips on how to best eradicate this very nasty and unwanted species.  The group put a huge dent in Quarry Bog Preserve’s Multiflora rose population, and a fun day was had by all.   Thanks to Lauren Reker for the photos. 

 

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