Steer clear of exotic invasives at garden centers

I know some of you may be wondering why I would imply that a garden center would sell a plant that may be on some of the “most wanted invasives” lists because they hurt native vegetation and tend to run rampant. However, if you’ve ever seen mimosa trees, you know they have pretty, feathery pink flowers, and many homeowners love them. Privet is often sold to create a hedge (and boy, does it ever), and many invasive flowers are fast-spreading and showy, two qualities that customers are looking for in a front-yard planting.

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USDA Awards Grants to Fight Weedy and Invasive Species

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded eight grants totaling $3.5 million in research for the management, control or elimination of weedy or invasive species.

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Halyburton to pull nonnative mimosa trees

Several dozen mimosa trees, a non-native invasive species, have taken root in Wilmington’s Halyburton Park and will be removed during the coming months, according to park officials.

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