Help Rid Port Ludlow of Scotch Broom
- Scotch broom displaces native and beneficial plants, causing considerable loss of grassland and open forest habitat.
- Seeds and other plant parts are toxic to humans, horses and livestock
- Renders rangeland and grasslands worthless.
- Interferes with re-establishment of conifer seedlings on harvested forests.
- Dense stands can impede movement of wildlife.
- Potential fire hazard that can increase the intensity of grassland and forest fires.
- Scotch broom is difficult to eradicate due to substantial and long-lived seed bank.
- In Oregon and Washington alone, Scotch Broom causes around $100 million in agricultural and forestry losses yearly.
On Wednesday, May 4 the battle continues with the annual Port Ludlow Scotch Broom pull. Volunteers will meet at the Bay Club at 9:30 a.m. to form teams and pinpoint locations.
All volunteers (spouses too) will return to the Bay Club at 12:00 noon for a complimentary barbecue and social time.
Long pants with long sleeve shirt and gloves are recommended. If you have them, please bring pruning shears, saws, and/or loppers.
If you plan to participate, please email John Fillers at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know, so he can estimate the amount of food required to feed all the volunteers.