Letter: Invasive species threaten trees, too

Graphic by Lori Deaton

Thank you for printing Steve Rasmussen’s invitation to volunteer to protect Asheville’s trees [“A Shady Proposition: Stopping Asheville’s Tree-loss Crisis Makes Climate Sense for City,” April 24, Xpress].

I wish to call attention to an additional threat not mentioned in his [commentary]: that of invasive species. Trees growing on land protected from development are under constant pressure from these plants. Neighbors, take note, and city officials, take care. To cite one example, trees growing along the Reed Creek Greenway in Montford are currently being enveloped in kudzu.

— Reavis Eubanks Jr.
Asheville

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One thought on “Letter: Invasive species threaten trees, too

  1. henry

    You can add English Ivy to the list of invasive plant species that are detrimental to our trees. Too many property owners fail to make the effort to control Ivy on their trees, which unchecked can destroy trees due to carrying the burden of extra weight in storms.

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