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Vegetation is generally beneficial, however in the wrong locations, it can be problematic. Unwanted vegetation can also be unsightly. Our vegetation management services can help reduce the amount of time you spend "working" on your property and increase the amount of time you enjoy your property.
We use integrated vegetation management (IVM) strategies to control undesirable vegetation. Bareground treatments are done when all vegetation must be controlled. This is commonly done around utilities, driveways, cracks/crevices, and in areas to reduce the need for string trimming, such as along fencelines. Broadleaf or Selective treatments can be made when certain vegetation is desirable and should remain. Pre-emergent herbicides can be used prior to plants sprouting and will offer long term control of unwanted vegetation.
Our vegetation management services can specifically target invasive and noxious plants such as poison ivy, Japanese stiltgrass, wild parsnip and giant hogweed.
An "invasive species" is defined as a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and, whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.
Why are invasive plants successful? Many invasive plant species produce large quantities of seed. Many invasive plants thrive on disturbed soil. Some invasive plants have aggressive root systems that spread long distances from a single plant. These root systems often grow so densely that they smother the root systems of surrounding vegetation. Some plant species produce chemicals in their leaves or root systems which inhibit the growth of other plants around them.
Invasive plant species have contributed to the decline of 42% of U.S. endangered and threatened species, and for 18% of U.S. endangered or threatened species, invasive plants are the main cause of their decline.
Invasive plant species compete directly with native species for moisture, sunlight, nutrients, and space. Overall plant diversity can be decreased. The establishment and spread of invasive species can also degrade wildlife habitat.
Using IVM principles, we can eliminate or greatly reduce the impact that invasive plant species have on the environment and your property. We frequently work with environmental groups, government agencies, and other concerned clients to control invasive plant species.
Proper vegetation maintenance around solar fields, communication towers, utility lines and associated structures is critical to the reliability of the system. Buck Environmental Solutions LLC uses Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) strategies to ensure that vegetation doesn‘t interfere with these systems. Through IVM, beneficial habitat for many species of wildlife can be created.
Buck Environmental Solutions understands forestry and silvicultural practices. Our founder, James, started his career as a consulting forester. We are fully licensed and insured to apply herbicides in forested areas for invasive species control, seedling release, timber stand improvement, and for controlling undesirable vegetation. Herbicide applications can also aid in the establishment of wildlife food plots.
We offer low impact herbicide methods that involve tree injections to control undesirable woody vegetation. This selective method of controlling undesirable trees can be beneficial in high value timber stands that need thinning but without the risk of damage that can caused by traditional timber harvesting operations. This is also a great way to thin a "sugar bush" without damaging the crowns of surrounding trees that are used for producing sap.
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