Invasive Plant Control

Do you have invasive species issues on your property? Yeah, we thought you might. Many of the blogs in this collection demonstrate people making progress towards invasive species control. If your property is located in the NYC Watershed (find out here), it may be eligible for cost-share funding to remove invasive trees, shrubs, or vines through the WAC Forestry Program’s Management Assistance Program (MAP) for landowners. Check out the MAP application for program requirements.

Black swallow-wort: A nasty invader

Matt Smentana Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Black swallow-wort: A nasty invader

Clearpool Model Forest is hitting back against black swallow-wort.

Japanese Knotweed: The Tasseled Menace

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Japanese Knotweed: The Tasseled Menace

It lurks along waterways, shading out native plants and starving the animals that eat them. Colonies haunt the roadsides. What is it? It’s the Tasseled Menace.

Stewardship Story: Cutting vines on the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy's Armstrong Preserve

Hilson Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Stewardship Story: Cutting vines on the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy's Armstrong Preserve

The Pound Ridge Land Conservancy is saving their trees by cutting vines.

Stewardship Story: Saving wolf trees and evergreens by cutting vines on the Clark Preserve

Brendan Murphy Thursday, 12 July 2018

Stewardship Story: Saving wolf trees and evergreens by cutting vines on the Clark Preserve

A woodlot owner in Pound Ridge saves important wolf trees by cutting vines.

I have Japanese Stiltgrass: Part 1

Brendan Murphy Tuesday, 10 July 2018

I have Japanese Stiltgrass: Part 1

Japanese Stiltgrass invaded my meadow. Here’s what I did about it.

Stewardship Story: Invasive Vine Removal at Otter Creek Preserve

Joshua VanBrakle Monday, 28 August 2017

Stewardship Story: Invasive Vine Removal at Otter Creek Preserve

Westchester Land Trust’s Otter Creek Preserve was overrun by invasive vines that threatened interior woods habitat. They solved the problem with hand tools, volunteers, and a lot of elbow grease.

MyWoodlot Health Alert: Don’t Get Burned by Wild Parsnip

Karl VonBerg Monday, 03 July 2017

MyWoodlot Health Alert: Don’t Get Burned by Wild Parsnip

Wild parsnip is an invasive, poisonous plant native to Europe and Asia. You can save yourself a lot of pain if you learn to spot and avoid it.

Bush Honeysuckle, I See You!

Brendan Murphy Monday, 07 November 2016

Bush Honeysuckle, I See You!

Bush honeysuckle leaves stay on longer than most other plants, sometimes even past Thanksgiving. That makes it easy to spot this invasive shrub.

Invasive Plants Invade MyWoodlot!

Joshua VanBrakle Monday, 18 July 2016

Invasive Plants Invade MyWoodlot!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally launching an invasive plants section on MyWoodlot. We’ve overhauled our Pests area, and over the next two months, we’ll be adding almost a dozen activities to help you keep invasive plants from running amok on your land.

Grapevines: To Cut or Not to Cut?

Brendan Murphy Monday, 11 April 2016

Grapevines: To Cut or Not to Cut?

As a rule of thumb, I don’t like email. But that rule doesn’t apply when I get forestry questions from woodland owners. I’ve even come to expect and look forward to emails from some landowners. Carrie Sears is one of these people.