Phragmites Control in Maryland

Phragmites Control Controlling invasive, noxious weeds in wetlands Phragmites (Phragmites australis) continues to invade the Eastern Shore and other parts of Maryland at an alarming rate. Not only does it grow so tall that it blocks the shoreline view, more importantly, it grows so thick it can destroy a wetland=s fragile ecosystem by choking out the beneficial and native wetland plants, becoming a monoculture with practically no wildlife habitat value. CWH initiated its Phragmites Control Program to slow the rapid spread of this invasive wetland plant and restore diverse wetland ecosystems. A five-year research study by CWH documented that once a pure stand of phragmites was eliminated, 65 beneficial species of plants emerged from the existing wetland seedbed. In the fall of 2014, CWH sprayed…
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