Invasive Phragmites: Is Deer Lake Next?
Invasive Phragmites is an aggressive plant that spreads quickly and out-competes native species for water and nutrients. It releases toxins from its roots into the soil to hinder the growth of and kill surrounding plants. While it prefers areas of standing water, its roots can grow to extreme lengths, allowing it to survive in relatively dry areas. Impacts of Invasive Phragmites Crowds out native vegetation, thus resulting in decreased plant biodiversity. Generally provides p