How to Eradicate Invasive Plants

How to Eradicate Invasive Plants

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"Every garden shed should have a copy of this book. The wisdom that it wields will hold the invaders at the gate." --Roger B. Swain, The Victory Garden

How to Eradicate Invasive Plants offers a clear, practical solution to the increasingly common problem of invasive plants. Clearly written and easy-to-use, Teri Dunn Chance shows you how to recognize more than 200 common invasive plants and offers organic and responsible chemical eradication options for each species. With this reference on their shelves, gardeners, landscapers, and managers of public and private land across the country can confidently tackle the invasive plants to make room for a sustainable plant community!
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781604693065
1604693061
Branch Call Number: 581.62 D922h
Characteristics: 336 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Eradicate invasive plants

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Aug 26, 2014

“How to Eradicate Invasive Plants” by Teri Dunn Chace: 2013. Portland Oregon and London England.

The author starts the narrative by defining invasive plants by using the example of ‘kudzu’ - a sweetly scented vine with purple flowers introduced from Japan at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. I’m sure we all know what happened then. Unchecked by any natural impediments it became ‘the vine that ate the South of the U.S.A. Thanks goodness it will not grow in our climate. However we have our own thugs. Bishop’s weed, chick weed, ground ivy, to name but a few. After defining invasive plants the remainder of the book is set out in chapters of types like ‘vines’ ‘grasses and bamboos’ ‘shrubs' etc. With each entry, for example, lily of the valley, there is a definition of the problem and then the recommended organic and chemical control. Often the organic control is hand weeding and the chemical control is glyphosate, but there are other unusual & useful solutions too.

This is a very useful book, even if it is only because you can discover that there are other gardeners out there, sharing your pain.

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