How to Tackle Invasive Plants Strategically, (Real Life Example)

How to Tackle Invasive Plants Strategically, (Real Life Example)

Original Article: https://awaytogarden.com/tackling-invasive-plants-strategically-with-christian-allyn/

Whenever I SAW insight about an impending online class about intrusive plants listed on the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s website, I realized I wanted to join and listen in. And furthermore that I wanted to talk to the presenter, who established a business in 2016 to assist private and public land owners with the remediation of Japanese knotweed, multiflora rose, Oriental bittersweet, and other thugs that are swarming out native plants and destroying natural life habitat.

Invasives are our topic today. Trigger warning: The subject of chemical use, and when it outweighs the damage done by invasives, is also part of the discussion.

My guest is Christian Allyn, who founded Invasive Plant Solutions when he was still pursuing a double major in horticulture and economics at the University of Connecticut. Rather than just watch the continuing ravaging of natural habitats (like the one in his photo above) by invasive species in Connecticut and Massachusetts, where he practices, he decided to do something, to make it his career path.