Invasive plants

Black Swallow-Wort: Unwanted in Newton

Armed with seed pods that look like chili peppers, shiny green leaves that come in pairs, purple star-shaped flowers, and grappling spaghetti-like roots, this invasive non-native vine threatens monarch butterflies and songbirds and displaces native plant communities vital to insects,

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Advice About Invasive Plants

Did you know that you may have invasive plants in your garden? There are quite a few here in New England. They are dangerous because they spread into natural areas and push out the diverse native plants that were originally there.

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Invasives Pulls are a Success

The first invasives pulls of 2010 were held in Cold Spring Park, Auburndale Cove, Sawmill Brook, and Dolan Pond.
Conservators Board member Katherine Howard, Conservators Board of Advisors member Eric Olson,

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It’s WAR – on Plant Invaders

by Katherine Howard
Garlic mustard, a leading plant invader, is now in your backyard, along your favorite walks, virtually everywhere in Newton! The problem will get worse and worse if we do not act.

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