Non-native, invasive plants are one of the biggest threats to the health
of our forests. We’ll talk about these plants, from wild parsnip to
Japanese knotweed to garlic mustard, and what’s being done to combat
Tropical Storm Irene provided
a perfect opportunity for invasive plants to multiply on riverbanks that were scoured
bare by the flood. Of
special concern is Japanese Knotweed, a fast moving invader whose stalks were
already crowding waterways and roadsides.