Phragmites is now taken for granted, accepted as part of our environment. That is a grave mistake. This invasive plant destroys local habitat. It can also be managed and in time defeated.
The Dirty Dozen Campaign names The Twelve Most UNWANTED Invasive Plants
“The Dirty Dozen”: The Twelve Worst Invasive Plants on Long Island
The Long Island Conservancy will be holding a “plant raiser” for Sayville on July 27th at 7 PM at South Shore Dive, a gastropub at 65 West Main, Sayville. We will be supporting native plantings around town, starting with Brookside County Park where we will be planting The Isaac Green Native Garden
Rona Fried is West Hills County Park’s local steward and benefactor. She is funding the removal of invasive plants and the establishment of an American Chestnut Mother Orchard and a seasonal wetland.
The Callery Pear, a popular street tree for some reason, is invasive. It’s seeds are carried by birds into our woods. It is a brittle tree, short lived, fast growing. It’s roots destroy sidewalks. Yet people are taken in for their supposed aesthetic beauty — the spring flowers and fall leaves.
The lawn describes a chaos of weeds from all corners of the earth fighting it out to make your yard as ugly and lifeless as possible.