2022 Garlic Mustard Information

It’s Garlic Mustard time again! Thank you to everyone that participated last year and welcome to those who are just getting started. This year we will be offering some volunteer opportunities for folks interested in pulling with a group. For those who prefer to pull solo, you don’t have to go far to help control Garlic Mustard! Even pulling on your own property and roadsides can have a huge positive impact on control efforts - every little bit helps! See this season’s details below:

Neighborhood Pull Season

April 11 through May 31. Venture out and pull Garlic Mustard!

Free Paper Leaf Bag Distribution

Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:30AM-12:30PM at Transfer Station

Saturday April 30, 2022 9:00AM-12:00PM at Transfer Station

Ongoing at Conservation and LLCT Offices

Courtesy of the Lincoln Garden Club

Bag Drop Off – Monday-Friday from 7:30AM to 3:00PM

After pulling garlic mustard, please store the pulled plants in paper bags (NO PLASTIC BAGS). Bring these bags to the DPW yard off Lewis Street and dispose of them in the designated area. This area is near the cell tower (not the large brush pile in the center of the yard) and will be identified as the garlic mustard disposal area with signs. This area is for garlic mustard only, please do not dispose of regular yard waste in this pile.

Volunteer Events this Year:

Volunteer Conservation Crew: Fieldwork Fridays & Stewardship Saturdays

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:00AM– 12:00PM

Wheeler Farm Garlic Mustard Pull and Invasives Clearing

For more info and registration visit: https://tinyurl.com/2p8m4ah2

Be on the lookout for additional days offered in the coming month!

We hope to see you all out there to help Lincoln manage Garlic Mustard! Attached are an information sheets and factsheets about Garlic Mustard created by the Town and UNH Cooperative Extension. Please feel free to email me or call with any further questions about Garlic Mustard or other invasive control. Thank you and we hope you all stay safe and healthy!

At-home Disposal Options*

If you wish to keep your garlic mustard season contactless, here are some things you can do at home:

Create a “tarp sandwich” – identify an area in your driveway or on your lawn to lay down a piece of tarp or any plastic sheet. Then, spread your garlic mustard across the tarp/plastic and cover with your second piece (you can use rocks or any sort of weight around the edges to hold your pieces together). This will allow your garlic mustard to “cook” in the sun for the season. Once the invasives have decomposed, remove the tarps, spray down with water to clean, or throw them away. Finally, let your decomposed garlic mustard dry out a bit and move it to an inconspicuous place or burn it, if possible (don’t forget to apply for a burn permit!).

Leave it to dry on pavement – spread piles out over pavement until the plants dry out or place in a designated “invasive plant only” pile (with garlic mustard or otherwise) where you dispose of all invasives.