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New Webinar Series Begins August 2022!
Early August - How to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator
Late August - Old World Bluestems - Identification and Management
Sept - Invasive Trees of Urban Areas and Native Alternatives for Landscaping
Oct - Introducing the official Oklahoma Invasive Species Watch List and Searchable Database
Nov - Hack and Squirt - Inexpensive Herbicide Application for Woody Invasives
New Invasive Plant Fact Sheet!
New OSU Extension Fact Sheet about Chinese Tallow.
The Chinese Tallow, or simply Tallow Tree, is used primarily as an ornamental landscape tree because of its colorful fall foliage. Unfortunately, it has proven to be invasive in a wide variety of habitats in boarding states. Learn more about this plant and how to eradicate it if you find - Download the fact sheet!
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The invasive Callery Pear
The callery pear (Pryus calleryana) is a medium- sized tree that has commonly been used as an ornamental due to its’ showy white flowers in early spring and beautiful fall foliage. This rapidly growing tree provides shade around homes and commercial property and birds consume the fruit. There are both thorned and thornless cultivars. The Bradford pear or Chanticleer pear are common cultivars that show resistance to disease and pests and tolerate a range of environmental conditions.