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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)
Also known as Silk Tree or Silky Acacia, this Asian native tree was introduced from China in 1745 and has been cultivated as an ornamental because of its showy flowers. As a prolific seeder, it can escape cultivation and readily establish in natural areas. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet

Unfortunately, Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata) escapes from cultivation and naturalizes in a variety of environmental conditions. It is especially troublesome in warmer climates and is considered as invasive in natural areas in both Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

Touted as the fastest growing tree in the world, its aggressive spread into natural areas has caused it to be listed as invasive throughout much of the east coast, including Arlington and Alexandria. Continue reading

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Northern Virginia Bird Parents Face Caterpillar Shortages

Northern Virginia Bird Parents Face Caterpillar Shortages

“Parents often feed their chicks even after they fledge, similar to what some human parents experience these days with their Millennial fledges. And while local parents have recently been confronting scarce supplies of paper products and frozen pizzas, these poor bird parents will tell you they’ve been suffering caterpillar shortages in this urban area for years.” Continue reading

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