Properly maintained roadsides are important for the safety of motorists and pedestrians.
Pierce County's roadside vegetation management work helps keep our roadways clear of obstructions, reduces fire danger, optimizes storm water drainage, helps control noxious weeds and non-native plants, and promotes native plant growth.
During the spring and summer, crews mow, cut brush and trim trees along roads. Crews also clear fallen trees and branches during and following inclement weather such as windstorms.
An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders typically starts in late March, and continues through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications typically occur through the end of November as needed. Only federal - and state-approved herbicides are used.