2 12, 2019

Callery Pear Tree Buy-Back Event: A Template from Missouri

By |2019-12-09T08:38:06-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Invasive Plants, Nonprofits, Tree Planting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Like so many regions in New York, nearly every corner of Missouri has been hit hard with the invasive spread of Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana spp.). Callery pears are self-sterile, but it turns out they readily cross-pollinate with other cultivars. Also, the rootstock upon which a Bradford [...]

23 06, 2019

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.8 Million in Grant Awards to Combat Spread Of Invasive Species

By |2019-06-23T21:33:48-04:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Environmental Protection Fund, Grants, Invasive Plants|0 Comments

A thicket of Japanese knotweed. Citation: Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, www.invasives.org Funding Supports Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control, Research, Lake Management Planning, and Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Programs. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced more than $2.8 million in grants have been [...]

23 01, 2018

Pyrus, We Have a Problem: National Perspective on the Runaway Callery Pear

By |2018-01-23T13:34:54-05:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Invasive Plants, Urban Forest Ecology|Tags: , |1 Comment

Callery pear foliage and fruit. Photo by Brett O’Brien I moved from Rochester to the Hudson Valley in 2010. In the eight years since, I’ve noticed a steady proliferation of escaped Callery pears in the Valley. From one undeveloped bowl of land at a busy [...]

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