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August 27, 2014
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Plants behaving badly; Love that ‘ornamental’ plant? Not so fast, please

Autumn olive is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 20 feet tall. The leaves have a very distinct, silvery covering on their underside.
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[Special thanks to Jamie Myers and the NPS for service above and beyond the call of duty. Jamie has considerable experience combating invasive plant species growing along the Upper Delaware, specifically Japanese knotweed and purple loosestrife. Providing guidance and resources to private property owners and community groups alike, Jamie has served on the steering committee for the Delaware River Invasive Plant Partnership and, more recently, on the executive committee for the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership.]