Dominion Energy, in partnership with NOVA Parks and NoVA Prism (a consortium of local agencies – including Arlington County and the City of Falls Church – interested in managing invasive species in Northern Virginia), will coordinate a herbicide application along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in an effort to control invasive plants and restore native meadow.
The plant control will occur along the Trail between South Walter Reed Dr. in Arlington to just past Virginia Lane in Falls Church-Fairfax County. Invasive Plant Control, Inc. (IPC), was selected to perform this application due to their extensive knowledge in the field of invasive plant management. IPC will be using a low volume, selective, backpack application of a triclopyr/glyphosate tank mix to control target vegetation to include porcelain vine, mile-a-minute vine and autumn olive. These herbicides are readily available at most ‘box’ stores. The application is expected to begin Aug. 20 and be completed around 10 days later, weather permitting.