Dog strangling vine
The invasive species By: John zhou
How to identify the Dog strangling vine?
The plant grows to become massive, often wrapping itself around trees, and it seems to strangle some trees or plants, which is where the plant gets the name
The plant looks similar to a vine
Leaves are oval with a pointed tip
Pink and/or purple flowers grow from the plant
The buds of the flowers have a pointed apex
The plant has bean-shaped pods
Why is it detrimental to the community’s ecosystem?
It may kill or poison the animals that touch them, which affect the food chain. The vine does not let the trees get enough sunlight which prevent forest regeneration. In addition, The vines form a tough path for the people who interferes with forest management and recreational activities.
How to remove Dog strangling vine
After you have collected the dead dog strangling vine you could put it in the yard waste. Then it will be taken to the trail road facility, as it will be treated with high temperature, then it will kill the invasive species