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  3. Quick google image search identified it as Winged sumac but I wanted to see if anyone had any other opinions as to what it might be. Currently growing my parents yard in CT...
  4. Gotcha, thanks for the information. Yay for 2020! The area I have noticed it in seems to be random. Not necessarily specific to forest ground or field. But may have to try and start a treatment of some sort for it. Thanks again!
  5. It's in a weird grey zone for us. It's technically an EDR species in our region, but it also seems to be growing exclusively in road ROWs and not spreading into higher-quality areas. We're encouraging removal. We were hoping to have a better handle on our actions this year... but it's 2020.
  6. The insect poses a serious threat to American crops, particularly vineyards, and inspires creative backyard methods of eliminating them. View the full article
  7. The Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership is seeking proposals for its 2021 funding cycle. If your project benefits fish in Michigan's inland lakes, it could be eligible! Proposals are due October 16, 2020. (**note - the funding rate for this program is very high - it's a relatively unknown program so we don't get a lot of applications) The FishAmerica Foundation requests proposals for projects designed to improve sport fish populations, aquatic habitat, or water quality. Proposals are due August 31 so time is of the essence on this one!
  8. I have recently had an inquiry about "cudweed." I wasn't given any more information regarding the specific "cudweed" as a I know there are a few varieties. I am curious if anyone has dealt with treating cudweed. It seems that herbicide is the best option, unfortunately and not surprisingly... But a non-herbicide treatment is desired if possible. Some sites seemed to contradict whether or not hand pulling is effective. Thanks
  9. Thanks for the reply Katie; I assumed it would be a similar treatment from what I gathered. I take it it has not been seen as a large issue to have to act on treating it?
  10. Thanks for your input Katie. Good to hear that you have some evidence that headway may be made with physical removal. Christina Baugher reached out to her contacts and came back with this information... Susie Iott reached out to Erin Hill, a weed diagnostician at MSU. Here is her response about the chameleon plant – I hope it helps! “Here’s a small write up I put together as the control options should be similar to those for other aggressive groundcovers like goutweed. Note I do not have direct experience with this plant, but this should be effective. It’s tough to find info even within Google Scholar as apparently it has a lot of touted medicinal properties…who knew. Chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata) is a perennial plant in the lizard tail family (Saururaceae). It is not native to Michigan and often used as an ornamental and for groundcover. This plant has the ability to form large colonies from underground rhizomes but it can also reproduce by seed. Control of chameleon plant can be very difficult, depending on its location. Digging up the root system and removing foliage are certainly options for control and will weaken the root system over time, but it could take a very long time. The use of landscape fabric plus mulch to deprive the plant of sunlight may work in certain situations on a small scale, however any holes in the fabric for desired plant may offer an avenue for emergence. There are no selective herbicides that will kill this plant and not affect desirable broadleaf plants. Depending on how interspersed it is, how big the area is, and how large of a nuisance it is, it may be possible to spot treating with a herbicide such as glyphosate (Roundup® Weed and Grass Killer, amongst others). Products containing glyphosate will injure other plants contacted during application (i.e. green tissue, damaged/green bark, exposed roots). Multiple applications may be necessary for complete control. Glyphosate does not have activity in the soil, so once you are satisfied with your level of control it is safe to replant desired species. Remember, always read and follow labeled directions. *If it’s even in an all grass situation there are likely some selective herbicide options.”
  11. I've had lots of questions about this plant this year for the first time! I don't have any professional experience with it, but personal. My mother planted some as a ground cover in a part-shade spot, and it was aggressive. We worked hard to remove it years later (physical only, dig/pull), and eventually mostly got rid of it, though a sprout or two comes up each year. I haven't seen evidence of it escaping into natural areas--yet. I would expect similar risks regarding compost/dump piles in woods turning into escapees as other, more obviously identified as invasive ground covers. The one thing that may be saving it from being truly invasive is that it seems to be more patchy than truly covering--one of the reasons we ripped it out in the first place. That's only my experience in one location (literally one spot in one yard), so it could be very different overall.
  12. We have some up north, though we haven't worked very hard on it yet. Apparently treatment is similar to garlic mustard: pull before seeds or try glyphosate or triclopyr sprays. Our reports from volunteers are similar to garlic mustard too: thick patches are harder to knock back (and an ebb-and-flow of dense and lighter years), and smaller ones may be "won" in a few years.
  13. We recently had a report of chameleon plant - houttuynia cordata - which is non-native, but not listed on MISIN or the state's website. Has anyone else had inquires about this plant or been involved in any management or removal efforts?
  14. Hello all, curious if anyone has dealt with Hedge parsley. This has been a "new find" in our area that may have always been here and we didn't realize what it was. I am curious if anyone does treatment for this plant and what advise you have for it. I am quite certain it is hedge parsley and not cow parsley, as it is in flower right now and that seems to be the biggest identifying factor. Thanks!
  15. The LSC CISMA is still looking to hire a Seasonal Invasive Species Technician. Please help us share this opportunity! Seasonal_Technician_JobDescription_August 2020_FINAL.pdf
  16. Las 14 variedades reconocidas incluyen plantas comunes como hibisco, campanilla morada y lavanda. Aún así, los expertos advirtieron a los destinatarios que no las sembraran. View the full article
  17. For weeks, I have been trying to understand my own tears in the presence of a dying creature I did not love. View the full article
  18. The 14 varieties identified include common ones, such as hibiscus, morning glory and lavender. Still, experts warned recipients not to plant them. View the full article
  19. Winter is warmer and summer is sweltering, with torrential afternoon downpours. What’s next, palm trees? View the full article
  20. These invasive pests, which ravage the soil and damage plant life, are easiest to spot now, in their adult form. But what to do if you see them? View the full article
  21. They buzz. They hover. Sometimes they sting. But how much do you really know about these insects that can menace our summers? View the full article
  22. The Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (LSC CISMA) is now hiring a seasonal Technician. Please review the attached job posting and feel encourage to share on applicable platforms. We are looking to hire as soon as possible. Thank you, McKenzi LSC_CISMA_Technician_JobDescription_July2020.pdf
  23. Thanks for it! You are right at this time all i need or want is this ....thanks for sharing this with us
  24. uch infestations of invasive plants and animals ... reports that invasive species cost the ... cost $7.5 million in tree treatment, removal and replacement costs
  25. I have seen your attachment it's really informative and easy to understand .....thanks for it
  26. you are right this a great idea. I was also learned a lesson from management of project. Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines lessons learned as the learning gained from the process of performing the project. ... The purpose of documenting lessons learned is to share and use knowledge derived from experience to: Promote the recurrence of desirable outcomes.
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