There's been a technical glitch with our emails last and this week, and several of our email servers have been unworkable. There are new emails for the following;
The new email for the front desk is email@example.com.
Master Gardener Coordinator can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or called on our telephone line, 379.5610 x 211.
4-H Sue Hay can now be reached at email@example.com. Her old firstname.lastname@example.org is not longer working.
New 4-H Club Gardening & Plant Science
for students grades K-12. Call Sue Hay 360.379.5610 x 208.
Eve Dixon, Jefferson County Noxious Weed Coordinator is out of the office until June 25th after suffering a broken ankle.
For weed wrench information, contact Sally 379-5610 x 200, M-Th to check out a weed wrench.
Scotch broom carries an enormous economic cost. In Oregon and
Washington alone, it causes around $100 million in agricultural and
forestry losses, an enormous price to pay for some pleasant yellow
Broom is a Class B noxious weed in Washington. In Thurston
County, that means landowners must control its spread. That means
pulling, cutting, or otherwise destroying any plants on your property.
In moist soil, pull the entire plant out by its roots. In dry soil,
cut the plant off near the ground. It’s critical to do this before seed
pods form. As long as there are no seed pods, you can compost them, put
them in yard waste cans, or take them to the transfer station. If they
have pods, you can pile them in a corner of your land and let them rot –
just monitor them for new sprouts.
Are these efforts worth it?
You bet. Just one landowner letting broom get a foothold can
infest an entire neighborhood. When we bought our house in Olympia, the
three-quarters acre lot was pockmarked with broom. I spent an afternoon
hand-pulling every plant, much to the relief of my neighbors. That
neighborhood is still free of broom.
YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE! Call us, check out a puller and HEAVE HO!
Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2011/04/27/1630537/scotch-broom-that-pesky-noxious.html#storylink=cp
WSU provides over 2,200 publications, numerous online educational
opportunities, and technical assistance from four Research and
Extension Centers, 15 Academic Departments and six of WSU's Academic
WSU OFFICE WSU OFFICE HOURS 8:30 - 4:30 M - Th. Closed Fridays.
Cupola House, 380 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368