Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest

Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest

An Illustrated Guide to Their Identification and Control

Paperback - 2005
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"Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest" is an informative, colorful, comprehensive guide to invasive species that are currently endangering native habitats in the region. It will be an essential resource for land managers, nature lovers, property owners, farmers, landscapers, educators, botanists, foresters, and gardeners.
Invasive plants are a growing threat to ecosystems everywhere. Often originating in distant climes, they spread to woodlands, wetlands, prairies, roadsides, and backyards that lack the biological controls which kept these plant populations in check in their homelands.
"Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest" includes more than 250 color photos that will help anyone identify problem trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges, and herbaceous plants (including aquatic invaders). The text offers further details of plant identification; manual, mechanical, biological, and chemical control techniques; information and advice about herbicides; and suggestions for related ecological restoration and community education efforts. Also included are literature references, a glossary, a matrix of existing and potential invasive species in the Upper Midwest, an index with both scientific and common plant names, advice on state agencies to contact with invasive plant questions, and other helpful resources.
The information in this book has been carefully reviewed by staffs of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Endangered Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and other invasive plant experts."
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780299210502
Branch Call Number: 581.620977
Characteristics: xx, 215 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 29 cm.


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Dec 20, 2010

Many of these plants are to be found in our area. It includes the Giant Hogweed.


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