Herbicides can be applied to recently harvested areas for site preparation over pine plantations to minimize hardwood growth or to mitigate threats from invasive species.
Site Preparation Herbicides
Site Preparation Herbicides help landowners silviculturally by wiping the slate clean and starting from scratch. This method is used in the beginning stages of a pine plantation before the seedlings are planted. The desired trees planted get the necessary “jumpstart” they need to out-compete their less valuable hardwood competitors.
Hardwood Release Herbicide Application
Hardwood Release Herbicide Applications are used over established pine plantations to control the amount of hardwood regeneration and “release” the pines from the constraints of their less valuable opponents. This ensures the pines receive the majority of the water and nutrients provided by the Earth.
Invasive Species Herbicide Application
Invasive Species Herbicide Application depends on which species are present, if threshold has developed, and if the species has become a present threat.
Virginia Department of Forestry Cost-Share Program for Herbicide Application
EVFS will help walk you through the cost-share program for Herbicide Application provided by the Virginia Department of Forestry if it is applicable to your land.
We ensure you have the best available Herbicide Application experts by contracting our Herbicide Applications to another local Forestry Consulting company.