A Daily Republic story on dock, the weed used as trim on the Corn Palace, revealed how much effort goes into obtaining it. City workers scour the countryside for dock, which is teamed with rye and brome grass to be used as trim around the Corn Palace murals.
Although it’s a weed that grows across the area, finding the right color and quality is a struggle, city workers told us this week. Part of the problem is farmers’ use of herbicide to kill it off and the other issue is the first cut of hay, where a lot of dock is cut as well.
So they asked for help and they’re getting it, according to Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling. In the first two days since the story ran, 10 to 12 people have called to offer dock for the local landmark. If you have some, call 995-8427.