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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299210540
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 8/12/2005
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 544,708
  • 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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Table of Contents

1 Why invasive plants cannot be ignored 3
2 Invasive plant control techniques 11
3 Invasive plants of major concern 31
4 Invasive plants of lesser concern 86
5 Potential problem species 123
6 Native plants that sometimes need control 149
7 Ecological restoration, education, and community action 176
App Resources for information about invasive plants
App Resources to help with general plant identification
App Resources for natural landscaping and ecological restoration
App Matrix of invasive, non-native plants of the upper Midwest
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