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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