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Japanese angelica tree found in Monroe County!

Japanese angelica tree found in Monroe County!

Japanese angelica tree (Aralia elata), a fast-growing invasive tree that poses a serious threat to native plants and ecosystems, has, for the first time, been confirmed in the Finger Lakes, growing in a park in Monroe county. First introduced as an ornamental landscaping plant, the species has escaped into and wreaked havoc upon natural areas […]

By November 19, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
K9’s Clear Invasives

K9’s Clear Invasives

Detection dogs are now being trained to hunt down invasive species.

By November 1, 2019 Read More →
The Hunt for Hydrilla Continues

The Hunt for Hydrilla Continues

Our survey efforts in 2019 are focused on the boat movement pathway of invasion. Specifically, we are surveying areas around boat launches and marinas. We started out collecting macrophyte data every 100 meters anywhere the water depth was 25 feet or shallower, within 1 mile of a launch/marina. Once Hydrilla was detected in late August, […]

By October 23, 2019 Read More →