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Updated: September 19, 2017
Cultural control strives to prevent an interfering plant problem by maintaining a healthy mix of desirable tree species. Maintaining a vigorous and healthy forest helps reduce infestations. Understand that cultural control practices alone may not be enough to prevent interfering plants from establishing.
The following is a list of cultural control practices used in forests to suppress and/or prevent interfering plant establishment.
Maintaining white-tailed deer populations at levels appropriate for available habitat helps maintain healthy and diverse understory vegetation. Harvesting antlerless deer through legalized hunting is the most effective means of accomplishing this.
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