Gardeners and landscapers across Alaska prize chokecherry trees (a.k.a. mayday or European bird cherry)…But don’t be fooled – these beauties are a problem.
Going into this job, I had some skepticism about using herbicides. But they’re one of the many tools laid out in our integrated pest management strategy…there are times when other strategies just don’t work.
A group of dedicated KP-CISMA weed warriors tackled an 8-mile-long infestation of invasive white sweetclover along the Seward Highway.
They’re beautiful but they’re also detrimental to Alaska’s forests and riparian ecosystems. European bird cherry or mayday trees, and Canada red chokecherry trees, disrupt native vegetation and negatively impact wildlife.
June 13th-19th is Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week! Volunteer to help prevent the spread of invasive plants.
Learn from Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District’s webinar, “Alaska’s Weed Free Gravel Program – What Contractors need to know.” Certification is probably easier than you think.
Infestations of bird vetch, white sweetclover, reed canarygrass and Mayday trees were tackled by the KP-CISMA and volunteers!
A peninsula-wide survey of invasive Mayday trees, and a new cost share program for landowners encourages reporting & removal.