Gardeners and landscapers across Alaska prize chokecherry trees (a.k.a. mayday or European bird cherry) for their showy blooms, clusters of pea-sized cherries, and striking foliage. Plus, they’re hard to kill. What’s not to love? They seem like the perfect plant to...
How I Changed My Mind About Herbicides
While herbicides aren’t a long-term solution to invasive plant management and should only be used when other methods aren’t sufficient, experience has shown me the benefit of judicious herbicide use in certain circumstances.
Partners rally to help stop the spread of white sweetclover onto the Kenai Peninsula!
A group of dedicated KP-CISMA weed warriors tackled an 8 mile long infestation of invasive white sweetclover along the Seward Highway in early August.
Help us remove invasive Mayday/Chokecherry Trees!
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.
Join us for Community Weed-Pull Events this Summer!
June 13th-19th is Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week! Volunteer to help prevent the spread of invasive plants.
Kenai Peninsula Weed Free Gravel Certification Program
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.
2020 summer field work highlights
Infestations of bird vetch, white sweetclover, reed canarygrass and Mayday trees were tackled by the KP-CISMA and volunteers!
European bird cherry removal program launched in Homer
A peninsula-wide survey of invasive Mayday trees, and a new cost share program for landowners encourages reporting & removal.