Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Roadside Vegetation Management

Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management

Vegetation plays an important role in the safety and aesthetics of Minnesota roadsides. MnDOT manages vegetation on approximately 175,000 acres across Minnesota. Vegetation management on this scale requires MnDOT to use a variety of methods and combinations of these methods to achieve effective vegetation control.

Vegetation control methods

MnDOT mowing the roadside prairie planting
Leafy spurge beetles feeding on noxious weed
Prescribed fire along Hwy 52