Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

The bane of woodlands!!! This non-native plant can quickly overrun a woodland or savanna with a “take no prisoners” approach. When we purchased our land in 2005, the remnant oak-hickory woodland was a garlic mustard monoculture. We began in earnest to remove it....
Poison Ivy – Live and Let Live

Poison Ivy – Live and Let Live

I haven’t thought about poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) in a very long time. When a friend sent two photos of it for ID confirmation last week, it became a highlight of my week. As we discussed this plant, the initial response was to get rid of it. Yet it’s native...
Gypsy Moth Treatment

Gypsy Moth Treatment

If you received a notice about gypsy moth spraying in your county, you can check to see the target sites with the Department of Agriculture (DATCP) interactive map. What is the killing agent? Bacillus thuringiensis serotype kurstaki (Btk) is a group of bacteria which...