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We planted 1325 trees and shrubs at MPG North over the week of September 14th. This map shows all planting locations. Each plant received at least one gallon of water before exclosure installation. The planting crew applied 2.5 gallons of wood chip mulch over plant roots in dry areas (shown in orange) to improve water retention and decrease grass competition. Mulch applications to island plantings depended on experimental treatment.

Our August 2011 invasive weed survey began with the need for baseline data and it being a 'banner year' for growth- thus a good time to collect data. QUsetions we aim to answer with the survey include; What is the current distribution and abundance of three widespread asteraceous species (Canada thistle - CIAR, spotted knapweed - CEMA, oxeye daisy - LEVU) on MPG North? Is weed distribution similar among the target species? What other weeds exist on the property, and where are they? Are weeds invading relatively undisturbed areas? 

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