On October 21, 2008, Beau Hardegree, from the US Fish & Wildlife Dept, and Lyndon Holcomb, a past Parks & Recreation Advisory Board member, presented a seminar on identifying Brazilian Pepper trees and demonstrated methods for killing these non-native invasive species. A summary of the information from that meeting is available at the link below:
Recommendations for homeowners
Texas Gulf Region Cooperative Weed Management Area
The Texas Gulf Coast Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) was established in 2014 by the City of Port Aransas and initial partners the Texas A&M Forest Service and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The mission of this CWMA is to address invasive Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolious) from Port O'Connor to Packery Channel on the Texas Gulf Coast.

The Texas Gulf Region CWMA is a voluntary network of public and private stakeholders that are concerned with the management of Brazilian peppertree. The CWMA seeks to prevent the spread and movement of the species by advocating for cooperative control amongst willing landowners and managers.
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