Invasive Mile-A-Minute Found in Watershed

Posted on: August 30th, 2017 by Leslie_Zucker

Mile-A-Minute, an invasive weed from Asia, has been known to threaten streamside forests. This vine is a vigorous grower with barbed stems that smothers other plants and can kill mature trees and shrubs. Until last week it was on the watch list for our area. Two populations have been found in the Town of Woodstock. The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program will be attending a Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) meeting on Mile-A-Minute next Tuesday to offer resources and help strategize getting the word out to the community on identifying the plant and addressing documented infestations. If you recognize this plant and think you may have it on your property, please contact the CRISP office in Margaretville (845) 586-2611, or call the stream program office (845) 688-3047 x6 and speak with our Stream Buffer Coordinator. Early detection of invasive species is very important for managing problem plants in riparian areas.

Mile-A-Minute weed (Persicaria perfoliate). Photo courtesy of Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership.

Mile-A-Minute weed (Persicaria perfoliate). Photo courtesy of Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership.

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