Tag: invasive plants

The white flowers of a Callery pear tree.

Spring is finally here! If you’ve been out and about enjoying the warm temperatures, you may have noticed some tall, white-flowering trees – and their atrocious odor. Outreach Manager Sarah shares that while these trees may look beautiful, they actually stink and in more ways than one!

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Join us on our Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. We have a special guest at Parky’s Farm for today’s video, the tree of heaven. Tune in to learn why, despite its angelic name, the tree of heaven is actually an invasive species.

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With spring just around the corner, the time is coming to catch a glimpse of the first spring wildflowers of the year. Two of the first early risers, and most noticeable due to their bright yellow petals, are winter aconite and lesser celandine. Both of these wildflowers are non-native (meaning they do not originally come […]

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