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Become a Smarter Gardener in 2019: This fall, look for noxious weeds and invasive plants

Oriental bittersweet (Photo: MDA)
Fall is an excellent time to be checking your property for noxious weeds and invasive plants, according to Gary Wyatt, UMN Extension educator in Agroforestry.

Who's responsible for removing these invaders? " Minnesota property owners are responsible for controlling noxious weeds on their property," noted Wyatt in a recent post in My Minnesota Woods, a blog from the UMN Department of Forest Resources.

Wyatt also writes that fall is an easy time to identify weeds that might new new to your site and potentially invasive.  For example, Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) is easy to see this time of year. Read more ...

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