This invasive plant was recently found in Calhoun county, Michigan. A species is considered invasive if it is non-native and cause harm to the inviroment or econmy.
How Does This Plant Cause Harm?
This vine is able to grow 6" a day! That's 25 feet in 6 to 8 weeks! As it grows it's barbs allow it to climb over and up other vegitation. It eventualy smothers native plants and trees under dense, prickly thicket, including possibly, your standing timber that is growing along the outside edge of your woodlot!
What Can You Do About The Mile-A=Minute Weed?
This time of year the barbs will still be seen on the vine. If it is spotted, you can remove by hand (wear leather gloves). Monitor the area in the spring for new growth, removing as soon as possible, befor flowers and than seeds have an opportunity to form. Place vegitiation into a burn bin.
This poem, by Wendell Berry is true for so many of us and is especially timely during these current circumstances. On this 5oth Anniversay of Earth Day we hope the very best for all. May you and your families find peace and calm in His creation of nature, as you witness it in a walk in the woods or as you sit quietly on your back yard deck or front yard
porch watching and listening to the sights and sounds of nature.
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their live with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Spring turkey hunting seasons are open, and licenses are available.
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Here at Greater Michigan Timber Management we get excited when it comes to spring! Spring means more sunshine, warmer days, longer days, buds and blooms popping on the trees, perennials emerging from the ground, the creeks and the rivers running rapidly, birds chirping exponentially, those tiny little frogs pepping and more opportunity to be outdoors! Many say that their first sign of a Robin means spring is here, but in our backyard the robins stay all year long. I suppose the reason for this is the ample food that our backyard supplies in the form of several native species purposefully planted and allowed to grow near our home. However, when we hear the conk-la-ree of the red winged blackbirds and the roh-roh-roh of our Great Blue Heron who we refere to as Longfellow, and of course the honk-honk-honk of the Canadian Geese...those are our truly real and extremely welcomed signs and sounds of spring!
Listen here www.bird-sounds.net/red-winged-blackbird/
What are your sure signs of spring every year?
David & Valerie Zimmer
Buyers of standing timber and owners of Greater Michigan Timber Management, a Forest and Timber Management company located in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.
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(989) 390-0705 or
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