With the transplanting of an environmental planner from the Pacific Northwest comes the transplanting of a weed control program as well. The Washington Post is reporting that volunteer efforts have begun in Virginia to combat the invasive English ivy (Hedera helix). Already recognized as a problem in several parts of the U.S., this species creates a dense carpet of foliage that reduces biodiversity and can kill trees.
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