Non-native invasive plants are a serious threat to our biodiversity. Japanese Knotweed is choking out our riparian streams, Hydrilla and Water Chesnut are saturating our wetlands, Giant Hogweed is invading our roadsides and contributing to a serious human health risk, and invasive shrubs such as Tartarian or Morrow's Honeysuckle are limiting energy resources for wildlife particularly migrating song birds. If you have a serious infestation of foreign non-native invasive plants, strategies will be implemented to reduce the threat of this species and a population of native plants will be re-established. Some other priority local non-native invasive plants include: Buckthorn, Autumn Olive, Oriental Bittersweet, Garlic Mustard, Tree-of-heaven, Japanese and Chinese Wisteria. Pale Swallowort, Mile-a-minute and Lesser Celandine are pictured above in sequential order.
My business uses an Integrated Pest Management approach which involves combining cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical control of Invasive Plants. For example with bio-control, the Galerucella Beetle can be released on purple loosestrife and we can watch it go to work as it feeds on the leaves and stems or flame torching can be used for barberry, all reducing the amount of herbicides. However, herbicides will need to be prescribed for the most effective control of certain species.
Project overview: First will be an assessment of the property by running transects and cataloging invasive plants and native plants present. Next upon customers request a project plan can be designed from start to finish leaving in it's wake newly established or protected native vegetation.
If you think you have an invasive plant problem or are interested in controlling your infestation please call with any questions???
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