Beware the Dog-Strangling Vine!

No, it isn’t going to strangle your dog, but it is dangerous in other ways – it is an invasive species that is choking out other plants and destroying habitat.  It requires many hands to keep it under control, so residents are encouraged to keep their eyes out for it in public greenspace and pull it out.  There will be a group dog-strangling vine removal session along Sawmill Creek in August, but meanwhile check out the Fletcher Wildlife Garden website  http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher/research/swallowwort/index_e.php to learn more about it and join the fight against it.

Advertisements

Posted on May 24, 2009, in Environment. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: