Declared on Scotch Broom and Other Invasive Weeds
Shawnigan Lake business ProQuo Services Canada Ltd., manufacturer
of the Pullerbear Scotch Broom Puller in collaboration with Duncan
Iron Works and Sign Experts, both of Duncan, have combined their
collective resources to produce a fully equipped mobile invasive
weed control trailer. The trailer is equipped with 12 Pullerbear
pulling tools and an assortment of other more common tools. This
mobile weed control trailer and tools will be available to assist
non-profit organizations in their efforts to control infestations
of Scotch Broom and other invasive weeds. Owner of ProQuo Services
and inventor of the Pullerbear, Randy Paisley, says that it is
time to declare war on Scotch Broom and to do that, pardon the
military lingo, you need to have boots on the ground. To attract
the numbers of volunteers that you need, to have an impact, you
need to have enough tools on hand to assist.
"We are really excited to be able to do our part and the
most rewarding aspect of this venture is that it will cost the
non-profit associations nothing to use this equipment."
Free use of the tools and trailer. "These volunteers are
already doing the environment and the community a service, to
provide them with the tools they need, at no cost, seems a reasonable
solution to the problem. Local and Provincial government have
yet to step up with any plan to control the noxious invaders
so it's up to the people to take up arms - so to speak.
Below are some of the groups
that have taken advantage of the Invasive Weed Control Program
COASTAL INVASIVE PLANTS FORUM
Brentwood College School of
Mill Bay, B.C. has an annual Work Day where students are hired
by businesses and/or private individuals to do a days work.
The students are paid a fair wage and the students then donate their
earnings to a local charity. On April 4th, these four students
(Fraser, Megan, Chelsey and Ross) were hired by Tammy Chamberlain
(on left) of the Cougar Ridge Strata, at the southend of
Shawnigan Lake, to pull the broom and alder from around
this sign and other areas around the strata. The Brentwood
students raised $18,000 for their efforts in 2008.
to door prize winner, Rossalyn Woodgate, of Duncan B.C.
Rossalyn won a Pullerbear Pulls-All donated by ProQuo Services
Canada Ltd., manufacturer and developer of the world's number
1 tree and brush puller. Rossalyn's work just became a
For information on how you can get a Pullerbear donated
to your cause call us at 1 877 943 3607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brentwood College School Work
Duncan, B.C. Scout Troop
These two young
ladies, above, were part of a Scout Troop working to raise funds
for a trip to Scotland. They made short work of this scotch broom
plant with a Pullerbear Grip. Right, the troop takes time to
pose for the media that was in attendance for the event.
In April of 2008
this group of Scouts raised $1000 for a morning of work pulling
scotch broom in a sensitive Garry Oak preserve near Duncan, BC.
They were raising money for a trip to Scotland later in the year.
It's somewhat ironic that they were pulling scotch broom to raise
money to go to the country of origin of this noxious invader.
What goes around comes around.
These young kids
are all set to attack a batch of scotch broom and invasive plants
in Duncan BC
Ryan, sets his sights on
a patch of scotch broom along this field near Quamichan Lake
in Duncan BC.
prepare for a day of scotch broom pulling and other invasive
weeds and plants in Duncan BC
This project was 400
metres by 10 metres wide and was cleared in 8 hours by two people.
Using two Pullerbear Grips and 1 Pullerbear Pro for the larger
scotch broom plants. The smoke in the distance was the beginning
of the project and the other 100 metres was behind the photographer.
Pullerbear and ProQuo Services advocate the Pull-Pile-Burn method
of disposal for scotch broom. It burns very quickly and relatively
clean. This method is recommended because it is important to
isolate and treat the infested area. Hauling the plants to local
composting depots only makes the problem worse by incorporating
seeds into the composting program and the spreading of seeds
along the roadways on the way to the facilities.
PULL - PILE - BURN