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Cub Scouts in Action at Tishomingo NWR
Southwest Region, March 13, 2010
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Members of Tishomingo Pack 100 pulling up Ailanthus Trees
Members of Tishomingo Pack 100 pulling up Ailanthus Trees - Photo Credit: n/a
A Cub Scout admires the accomplishment of pulling up a tree!
A Cub Scout admires the accomplishment of pulling up a tree! - Photo Credit: n/a

Tishomingo Cub Scout Pack 100 recently provided a helping hand to Tishomingo NWR by removing invasive Ailanthus Trees along Big Sandy Creek. The trees grow very rapidly and have coarse foliage similar to tropical trees. Seeds of the trees are winged and easily disperse over a wide area producing large areas of invading saplings. Fortunately, the young sapling trees have a shallow root system and can be easily pulled up by the roots during periods when the soil is moist. The Cub Scouts earned their Conservation Good Turn Patch for removing the trees.


Contact Info: Kristopher Patton, (580) 371-2402, Kris_Patton@fws.gov



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