To Pull or Not To Pull? Is It Native or Invasive?

To Pull Or Not To Pull?   Is It Native or Invasive Invasive plants affect all areas of Alaska and need to be addressed by all Alaskans.   Learning to identify invasive plants, animal and species can help reduce, if not eliminate, the negative effects such as complete elimination of native species.   A great example is the chokecherry trees which are not native to Alaska.   These can be found in yards, parks and along roadways demonstrating how aggressive the plant is.   Three common species found in the Read More …

Hunting the Hawk(weed)

Upon purchasing our land, our terra-knowledgeable neighbor informed us that he has Hieracium aurantiacum, aka Orange Hawkweed, growing on his property so it’s likely we do as well.   Not knowing what Hieracium aurantiacum was, I wasn’t sure if I should be excited, relieved, or worried.   I promptly went home, searched the internet, and found a deep orange flower that I thought would add color to our landscape.   I opted for excited. After further reading, I learned that Orange Hawkweed has secured a spot on Alaska’s Invasive Species Read More …