POSITION STATEMENTS

Herbicide Use on Forestland


The Society of American Foresters (SAF) supports the availability and judicious use of herbicides as an effective and vital tool for controlling undesired vegetation as a component of an integrated management strategy for forestlands. SAF believes that the use of herbicides, applied in accordance with federal and state regulations to achieve a desired site condition or management objective, is a safe and effective approach for managing undesired vegetation. In addition to helping facilitate reforestation and improve forest productivity, herbicide use is now a particularly important management option for addressing the serious and growing problem of native and nonnative invasive plant species on forestlands.

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