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Photo Gallery of Invasive Vegetation Removal - Restoration Efforts of the Nicodemus Wilderness Project
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Removal of Siberian elm that shades out native plants


Hauling away nonnative vegetation


Girdling nonnative trees and treating with nontoxic herbicide

 
 


Nonnative "tree of heaven" looks exotic because of its neon color in the desert


Volunteers work to remove exotic vegetation from native habitats


Nonnative trees are treated with nontoxic herbicide (marked blue for visibility)

 
 


Exotic vegetation is clipped out of the way so native vegetation can grow


Some areas are covered with exotic vegetation that crowds out native vegetation and habitat


Teams work together to systematically remove exotic plants and trees

 
 


All exotic vegetation cuttings are removed from the project site to prevent them from spreading


View of lower canyon after successful removal of exotic vegetation


Removal of nonnative vegetation has successfully allowed native vegetation and wildlife habitat to reestablish