Weed Busters Theme Song
the tune of Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by Pete
For every weed, turn, turn, turn.
There is a season to cut, spray or burn.
And a time to pull by hand, now and forever.
Pull garlic mustard up with the
Cut bamboo down and spray the new shoots.
Mow Microstegium before it sets fruit,
And repeat this.
Hack and squirt all Ailanthus you
Use basal bark sprays on invasive woodies.
Trees, shrubs, and vines and other hardies
And you will get them.
Pull English ivy out of the ground.
Don't leave one sprig a'lying around.
Check it each year to be really sure.
And keep pulling til it's gone.
Cut alien vines that like to climb
Don't let them reach the tree canopies.
Watch kudzu and bittersweet fall to their knees.
And you'll be happy.
In winter, attack all exotics still
Give 'em hell, Harry! You've got to be mean.
Cut, pull or spray on warm winter days.
And watch them wither.
Target exotics, you can't be too
Remove all the bad ones and avoid plants to keep.
Attack them again if they dare to come back,
And make them surrender.
Use herbicides wisely; don't use
Contacts burn foliage, systemics go deep.
Follow the label and wear all the gear,
So you'll be protected.
Once you've destroyed them, beware
Re-invasion by aliens must be prevented.
Encourage the natives to recolonize.
And you'll be rewarded.
Adapted Lyrics By:
Chair, Alien Plant Working Group
Plant Conservation Alliance
December 1998 (updated October 2002)