Motlow students work to eradicate invasive plant species

Motlow State Tennessee Promise students Kayla Cuyugan and Ramtin Koushkabaghi recently volunteered to participate in eradication of an invasive plant species, Garlic Mustard, that threatens wildflowers at Radnor Lake State Nature Area near Nashville. Garlic Mustard, introduced from Europe, can out-compete many native wildflower species because it has no predators or diseases in this country. Cuyugan, left, along with Koushkabaghi, worked with Motlow Associate Professor Kevin Fitch, far right, to pull up the plant by hand and then bag it to prevent any seeds from being distributed.

 Cuyugan, left, along with Koushkabaghi, worked with Motlow Associate Professor Kevin Fitch, far right, to pull up the plant by hand and then bag it to prevent any seeds from being distributed.

Cuyugan, left, along with Koushkabaghi, worked with Motlow Associate Professor Kevin Fitch, far right, to pull up the plant by hand and then bag it to prevent any seeds from being distributed.