Do you want to remove invasive plants like tansy or Canada thistle from your land but don’t know how or don’t have the right equipment?

The Community Forest Restoration Shed at Sugarloaf Cove houses tools, herbicide application equipment, and herbicides that are available for anyone to use. People wishing to use herbicides must participate in a two hour training on herbicides, safety, and invasive plants of the North Shore.

During the training participants will learn how herbicides work, how to apply herbicides correctly and safely and alternate control methods. Herbicides and herbicide application equipment will be available only during training times. A list of equipment that is available for use can be found here.

We are currently able to provide herbicide to treat species listed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture as Noxious Weeds. To access this list click here.

Course fee: $10 per person / $8 for Sugarloaf members. Payment will be taken on the day of the training. (Cash, check or credit card accepted).

You must register to attend a class.

 2018 TRAINING SCHEDULE – you must register to attend a class.

  • June 13, 6:00 pm
  • June 17, 5:00 pm
  • July 7, 4:00 pm
  •   July 24, 6:00 pm
  • August 1, 6:00 pm
  • August 13, 6:00 pm


Community Shed Training Documents

Invasive Species of the North Shore
Herbicides 101
Calculating Application Rates
Mixing Instructions
Application Record

Equipment for the shed was purchased with the assistance from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sustain our Great Lakes grant.

Cover photo by L. Wilson