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Invasive Species

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  • Ways to prevent the spread of ribbon grass

    Ways to prevent the spread of ribbon grass
    Q: A friend told me that a grass with white variegation in my garden is ribbon grass and that I should remove it since it is considered an invasive plant. The plant that I have is spreading, but not at an alarming rate yet. I like the color that it adds to my shady garden. Should I remove it?
  • Glastonbury Group Urging Homeowners, Landowners To Be Wary Of Invasive Plant

    Glastonbury Group Urging Homeowners, Landowners To Be Wary Of Invasive Plant
    GLASTONBURY – Few invasives are harder to eradicate than Japanese knotweed. That's why Glastonbury Partners In Planting is warning homeowners and landowners to be on the look out for the invasive plant also known as Japanese bamboo. "It's an...

    Effort to fight invasive plants in California targets nurseries

    Effort to fight invasive plants in California targets nurseries
    The delicate, knee-high grass Nassella tenuissima rises like a pale yellow cloud, with wispy tassels spilling from needle-thin green stems. Mass-planted, the grass evokes a rippling golden sea. "If only those plants weren't so beautiful," Jan...

    The war on invasive species in the Great Lakes

    The war on invasive species in the Great Lakes
    Beneath the serene waters of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a war rages. It pits armies of invaders bent on establishing colonies against a dwindling force of native lake dwellers. The invaders — at least 56 organisms not native to the Great...

    Volunteers Invited To Help Pull Invasive Plants From Hockanum River On Saturday

    EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Hockanum River Watershed Council is taking over efforts to remove water chestnut, an invasive plant, from the Hockanum River on Saturday morning. Residents are invited to take part in the event, which will begin at...