Plant and Pull Day
- Date: 05/19/2018
Residents are asked to volunteer to help remove the invasive garlic mustard plant during a citywide Plant and Pull Day set for Saturday, May 19. Participants may plant flowering annuals near city parks and facilities, as well as pull garlic mustard in woodland areas.
To volunteer for the event, call 763-509-5230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Garlic Mustard
Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that monopolizes light, moisture, nutrients, soil and space – and outcompetes many native plants that provide food and habitat for pollinators like butterflies and bees.
It's a biennial herb with stalked, triangular to heart-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves that give off an odor of garlic when crushed. Flowering plants are 2 to 3 1/2 feet tall and produce clusters of small white flowers, each with four petals.
The plant’s entire root system must be removed to prevent new plants from sprouting.