Ah, autumn. That magical time of year when environmentalists of all ages have their fancies turn to thoughts of… controlling woody invasives!
With the weather turning cooler, most herbaceous plants are dying back, making it easier to get to the invasive shrubs, trees, and vines in northwest Michigan. A great article about controlling woody plants–including pictures!–in winter can be found here. Don’t forget to re-visit sites each year; seeds will sprout, and it’s easier to pull them out early than to hack them down!
Invasive woody plants on ISN’s Top 20 list include glossy and common buckthorns, Oriental bittersweet, and autumn olive.
Good luck this fall, and keep up the great work!
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