If you’re not familiar with the Parsnip Predator, you’re missing out!

Invented and produced by members of TPE’s Prairie Bluff Chapter, the Parsnip Predator is a tool designed for prairie invaders like wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) and burdock (Arctium minus). It has gone through a few changes over the years, but it’s still just as useful for tackling taproots.

Now’s the time to “gear up” for another season of restoring healthy prairies. Visit our eStore and get your own Predator in time for the first wave of parsnip!

Thanks to TPE volunteer Nick Faessler for the use of his workshop to create these useful tools, and for these photos showing the process.

Volunteer Gary Kleppe sharpens the notched blade of a Predator.


Once the Predators are branded, they’re ready to go!