Monday, February 12, 2007

Extraordinary Measures to Eradicate Invasives

This month's Bay Journal covers the painstaking efforts that some groups are undertaking to take back their forests from invasive plant species. A group called Earth Sangha mobilizes up to 500 volunteers to maintain Fairfax County parks by ripping out English Ivy, garlic mustard, and japanese honeysuckle on a regular basis.

How can you identify invasives? If you happen to wander into your local woodland this time of year, anything green that isn't a christmas fern or evergreen tree is most likely invasive.



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