Out-of-control spread of eastern red cedar across Oklahoma hurts the economy, public health and public safety. Learn about this destructive plant and what you can do to stop it at the Lincoln County Conservation District Cedar Round-up, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Verlin Hart Farm, 760344 South 3410 Road, Agra.

The Cedar Round-up is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register by Sept. 16 for lunch and door prizes. For pre-registration or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Heather Layman at Lincoln County Conservation District at 405-258-5011 or lincolnccd@conservation.ok.gov.

“It’s important for landowners to understand the tremendous negative impact red cedar infestation is having in Lincoln County and across Oklahoma,” said Ed Stinchcomb, District Conservationist for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Lincoln County. “I would encourage anyone who has an interest in improving land productivity and restoring Oklahoma’s landscape to a more natural state to attend.”

Morning sessions will be indoors and focused on the extent of Oklahoma’s cedar infestation with special discussions on cedar impacts to wildlife habitat, soil health and wildfire. Afternoon sessions will feature field demonstrations of cedar removal, prescribed burning (weather permitting) and tours of prescribed burn areas.