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By shadowadmin on 11/21/2012 2:23 PM
What does the term "Noxious Weed" even mean? It's the traditional term for invasive plants, plants that harm our ecosystems and growing habitats. The term also includes non-native plants that actually grow on a wide variety of lands including wetlands, lakes, streams, bogs etc. Here in Washington, we have a very vast and beautiful wildlife, but are you aware of what's lurking around your garden/yard? Here's a crazy thought, there are thousands of "Noxious Weeds" just in your back yard! These weeds are actually a big problem in our environment, costing farmers millions of dollars to try and prevent and control the rapid growth of the variety of species. About half of the noxious weeds growing in Washington are here from gardens, known as "escapees", which explains the mask of beauty that fools most of you gardeners or landscapers. They also came here on ships in packing material, or clinging to wheels and/or shoes of travelers.

Here is a little guide for all the main Noxious Weeds to look out for! Includes:...
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Re: Aldo Leopold
Iv read A Sand County Almanac by Leopold! Its definitely one worth checking out- he was a remarkable man. This screening sounds equally as interesting!