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Invasive Species

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  • Colorful invasive vine is 'Bittersweet'

    I saw this vine growing in my trees when its leaves turned bright yellow. Now it has pretty orange berries but it's strangling my trees! I'm afraid its weight will pull them down in a blizzard. It's the very devil to remove — I hacked away with a...
  • Op-Ed: City should be smarter about plants

    Op-Ed: City should be smarter about plants
    We are substantially increasing our town’s fire risk by the installation of various invasive and/or non-native plants in public and private spaces. In gardens throughout La CaƱada, invasive non-native grasses and Queen palms (among others) are being...
  • Asian carp netted in Garfield Park lagoon

    Asian carp netted in Garfield Park lagoon
    The search for Asian carp this summer will head to fishing ponds and fish markets in the Chicago area. The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee made the announcement Thursday at Garfield Park Lagoon in Chicago where fisheries biologists netted...
  • Dame's rocket: Abundant seed producer invading landscapes

    Dame's rocket: Abundant seed producer invading landscapes
    By Steven Apfelbaum Dame’s rocket has escaped from gardens and is rapidly invading the surrounding landscapes. Left unchecked, this beautiful, yet lethal plant will wreak havoc on the natural environment, threatening the survival of native plants...
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  • Fall is good time to tackle invasive plants

    Are invasive plants invasive in their native country? I have to tackle the porcelain berry vines growing up my trees. Is fall a good time to do this? Most alien invasive plants are already aggressive plants before they get here, with many strategies...
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  • Invasive plants: Use native species instead of invasives to protect environment

    Invasive plants: Use native species instead of invasives to protect environment
    Jan Newton, educational coordinator for the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society ... www.claytonvnps.org ... suggests native plant alternatives to these non-native invasives: Non-native Invasives: Mimosa tree or silk tree (Albizia...
  • U.S Department of Agriculture: Spokesman discusses regulations and inspections for invasive pests and plant problems

    U.S Department of Agriculture: Spokesman discusses regulations and inspections for invasive pests and plant problems
    Here's a Q&A with the USDA relating to invasive pests and plants arriving via vessels at ports along the East Coast, including Virginia: Is Made in America even more crucial these days, when it comes to lumber and products made and grown here, in light...
  • Invasive plants and pests: USDA lists websites to learn about giant African snail, citrus and flowers

    Invasive plants and pests: USDA lists websites to learn about giant African snail, citrus and flowers
    The USDA offers more ways to learn about invasive plants and pests: Information about Virginia logging industry: http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/marketing/pdf/woodsproducts.pdf We don’t keep track of import/export data, but this seems to be an...
  • Commentary: Shipley a tribute to community spirit

    Ten years ago, the future of Shipley Nature Center was threatened due to difficult economic times in the city of Huntington Beach. Faced with closure, a group of dedicated volunteers stepped forward to make sure that the gates of Shipley would remain open...