While there are no recorded incidents of this vine throttling canines, it certainly is suffocating a whole lot of other living things that we love. Currently, dog-strangling vine (DSV) is finding it’s way into our backyards and natural areas at alarming rates. Once a DSV colony is established it quickly spreads to adjacent undisturbed areas, displacing native species and changing entire landscapes.
How do we manage it?
- early detection
- When hiking, remain on designated trails and keep pets on a leash to reduce transferring invasive plants and seeds to new areas
- When an invasive plant is flowering, cut the flower tops to prevent the plant from going to seed, put it in a garbage bag and throw it in the garbage.