Category Archives: invasive plants

Update on Madison’s Effort to Control Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path

City Making Progress on Controlling Japanese Knotweed An inspection this spring (2016) showed that last fall’s (2015) herbicide application to the knotweed infestation resulted in a reduction in the number of knotweed stems and a reduction in the total area … Continue reading

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Madison Tackles Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path

City Initiates Multi-Year Effort to Eradicate the Pest Plant In August of this year, contractors hired by the City of Madison Engineering division, began a concerted effort to contain two large, well-established Japanese knotweed patches along the SW Bike Path. … Continue reading

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Process to Eradicate Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path Continues

City of Madison Engineering Announces Management Plans to Continue Multi-Year Control Effort The City of Madison Engineering Division has announced vegetation management plans for this fall that will follow-up on work done the earlier two years to contain, and eventually … Continue reading

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Observations Made on Visit to Duck Pond Springs

During a routine observational visit to the Duck Pond Springs today I was surprised to find  the area overgrown with the aquatic weed, watercress (Nasturtium officinale) and a variety of other non-native pest plants that are well-established in the surrounding … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Setback to University of Wisconsin and Madison Storm Water Management

Research Shows Constructed Storm Water Wetlands in UW-Madison Arboretum are Releasing Phosphorous Engineers Failed to Account for Critical Variables In Design and Implementation of Storm Water Facility, say researchers. Recently constructed storm water wetlands in the Arboretum are releasing and … Continue reading

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Reed Canary Grass Season

Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is an aggressive introduced grass that is often a management concern in wetlands across southern Wisconsin.  Recently it has demonstrated a tolerance for dry, upland soils and is often found growing in waste places, roadside … Continue reading

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Greater Celandine–Watch for this Pest Plant

This plant is recognized by its yellow, four-parted flowers arranged in a small umbel-like cluster.  It blooms from May to August.  It likes disturbed areas, moderate soil moisture, and dabbled shade.  Celandine poppy is often found growing in association with … Continue reading

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Planting at Glenway Prairie Sites Scheduled for Ma y 18

Sandy Stark, DMNA Bike Path Chair, sends a friendly reminder that the 3rd Saturday work party is coming up soon (May 18).   Sandy will pick up two packed flats of sun and shade plants that morning and deliver them … Continue reading

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Want to Help Curtis Prairie Resist Storm Water Impacts? Here’s How!

We have talked a lot in this blog about the impacts of storm water runoff on the Lake Wingra Watershed in general, and, in particular,  how runoff continues to alter the native plant communities of the UW-Madison Arboretum. What is … Continue reading

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