El Paso County is committed to developing and implementing policies, procedures, and standards for efficient mapping, monitoring, enforcement, education, and control of noxious weeds throughout El Paso County. The Environmental Division coordinates and monitors public and private control of noxious weeds utilizing integrated weed management techniques including mechanical (mowing, pulling), chemical (herbicide treatments), biological (insects), and cultural methods (re-seeding with native plants).
-Perennial -Reproduces by seed and plant fragments -Seed heads are explosive and can project seeds up to 15 feet. -Flower like bracts that are yellow-green. -Sometimes referred to as Donkey Tail.
Myrtle spurge produces a milky sap that can cause significant skin and eye irritations. Often children will unassumingly pick the pretty flowers. Always wear gloves when removing this plant.
Forest Stewardship is defined as active management of forests and related resources to keep these lands in a productive and healthy condition for present and future generations, and to increase the economic, environmental, and social benefits of our land. This includes mapping, monitoring, enforcement, education, and management of tree diseases and forest pests.
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