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AT – In Person – Girdling Workshop

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hey BPTMN Members!

Carol Clark, Girdling Workshop Coordinator, has notified us that because of a few necessary cancellations, there are a couple spaces open in the Saturday January 28 Girdling Workshop with Cliff Tyllick.  This workshop is FREE.

Cliff will be teaching a tried and proven method of eradicating Privet and other invasive woody species from natural areas, using simple tools and no conventional herbicides. There will be an indoor presentation followed by an outdoor supervised practice session on real trees. This method is ideal for scout groups, Master Naturalist work crews, corporate volunteer groups, and situations where herbicides are not allowed.

You must register by emailing or calling Carol Clark to get a space at carol@r-d-clark.com or 972 390-2882.


Program:  Invasive Woody Plant Girdling Workshop, to teach and practice a practical Privet removal technique. We will provide the tools.

Description:  Participants in the FREE workshop will learn a safe and effective method for permanent removal of Privets and other woody invasive species. Cliff has spent many years using and perfecting his method and has shown that it is effective. His technique uses only cuts, soap, and rubbing alcohol, so is something scout, corporate and Master Naturalist volunteer groups can easily do with supervision. Once you have taken the workshop, you will be ready to apply the method, teach others, and supervise others on workdays.

The first part of the class will be indoors and will include lecture and video time followed by question-and-answer time and lunch.

The second part of the workshop will take place in the woods at Oak Point Park, where we will get supervised hands-on practice time with the tools and get to do some real tree girdling.

When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 am-2:00pm

  • Check in and meet and greet at 9:45 am
  • Indoor class starts promptly at 10:00
  • Lunch (Bring your own food and drink, please)
  • Leave indoor space by 12:00 noon
  • Outdoor practice session in the woods 12:00-2:00

Where: Parks and Rec offices and Event Center at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve 5901 Los Rios Boulevard Plano, TX 75074 (Between Jupiter and Parker Road).

  • We’ll be meeting in the large stone building off the circular parking lot which is accessed from Los Rios. Someone in the lobby will direct you to the meeting room.

What to Bring: Long sleeves and pants and sturdy shoes or boots that you can get dirty are strongly recommended. Warm clothes if needed. We will be in the woods. Bring work gloves if you have them. We will have a lunch break, but please pack your own lunch and beverages. There is a water bottle filler on site.

We will supply all the needed tools for the practice portion.

Logging AT: Approved for 4 hours of AT to be logged as AT: BPTMN: Other Pre-approved Training with Girdling Workshop in the description box.

If you have any questions, call Carol at 972-390-2882 and leave a message. Or email at carol@r-d-clark.com

Carol’s field phone number is 214-437-8253 for the workshop day only.

Linda Nixon
BPTMN Communications Director


January 28
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Carol Clark