Posted September 23, 2021
At the September 21 Special Board of Trustees Meeting, Christopher Gow, Chair of the Tree Advisory Board, gave a short presentation on the worst invasive plants.
These plants can take over your garden — and even destroy the foundation of any structure, including your house. [see photos of the “4 nasty invasives” below]
You can’t just ask your landscaper to cut/remove them — they will multiply and return more robust than before.
If you think you have these invasives on your property, a member of the Tree Advisory Board will be happy to visit you and advise on the control and eradication method.
Above: Hercules Club (note the knobby thorns on the trunk)
Above: Tree of Heaven
Above: Japanese Knotweed (this plant can ruin the foundation of a house or a driveway)
Above: Mile a minute (note the triangular leaves; it grows a mile a minute)
Authored by Christopher Gow and Chiu Yin Hempel.