Atlas de Especies Invasoras de Puerto Rico

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Six Easy Ways to Fight Invasive Species

Written by Megan Sheehan

While working as a naturalist a few years ago, I’d take kids on long hikes in central Ohio and point out the “tree of heaven.” We’d admire its beautiful red blooms amongst its fern-like leaves and then proceed to hack and whack at the trunks, pulling as many saplings out of the ground as we could. Appealing to the eye, yes, but like all invasive species, Ailanthus poses a real environmental threat to native species.

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