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Invasive Plants

The Japanese knotweed is considered one of the most invasive plants in New York. (Credit: CBS 2)

Experts Warn Of Extremely Invasive Plant Causing Havoc On Staten Island

There has been a warning issued about a problematic pest of the plant variety. The Japanese knotweed is considered the most invasive species in New York, destroying any ecosystem it encounters.

06/23/2014

Southampton will use goats to clear invasive plants. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Town To Rent Goats To Eat Pesky Weeds

The Nubian dairy goats will be rented from farmers in upstate Rhinebeck. Their job will be to rid fields of autumn olive, a non-native plant that chokes out native species.

03/21/2014

Lower Lake, Yaphank

Neighbors: Yaphank Lake Has Been Ruined By Algae, Invasive Plants

Residents have been none too happy with a decision by the town of Brookhaven, Long Island, to postpone cleanup of a lake overrun with invasive plants and algae.

09/17/2013

Massapequa Lake Water Chestnuts

Nassau County Works To Rid Lake Of Invasive Water Chestnut Plants

A water plant usually used in home aquariums has covered virtually all of Massapequa Lake on Long Island, and homeowners are fed up with the sight and stench.

08/05/2013