Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An Illustrated Guide to Their Identification and Control

Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An Illustrated Guide to Their Identification and Control

by Elizabeth J. Czarapata
     
 

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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.

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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.

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"Here is the practical information and photographs people need to identify and control the ruinous invasive plants that are changing the landscape of the Midwest."—Ken Solis, MD, cofounder of the Milwaukee Park People's Weed-Out Program

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299210540
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
08/12/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
601,286
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Betty Czarapata (1950-2003) was director of the Weed-Out Program of the Park People of Milwaukee County, a member of the Wild Ones Natural Landscapers and the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin, and the founder of the Wind Lake Environmental Club. A schoolteacher by profession, she created a curriculum on invasive plants for environmental educators.

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