The Problem with California's Beautiful Yellow Superbloom

Other than spelling disaster for a bright white shirt, most people consider mustard to be pretty harmless, if not downright delicious. But the black mustard weed (Brassica nigra) that is currently brightening our California hillsides can be dangerous for our communities once it dries up.

Listed on the Orange County Fire Authority’s “Undesirable and Invasive Plant Species” list, Brassica nigra is an invasive weed that is not only flammable, but produces chemicals that prevent germination of native plants. Depending on your area and community, removal of mustard weed may be mandatory per your local fire authority.

Click below to learn more about the concerns with mustard and other invasive weeds in the aftermath of recent fires:

https://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=0875a200-7342-4a20-a175-014e5e0891fd

https://calmatters.org/articles/californias-charred-hills-bloom-again-not-all-good/

To request a quote to clear mustard or other weeds or brush at your property, please email sales@redbirdassociates.com.