Beware vicious dog-strangling vine

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.

dog-stangling-vine-1-credit-andrea-hicks

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.

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