Norway Maple, to kill or not to kill?

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Re: Norway Maple, to kill or not to kill?

Post by John Harvey » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:02 am

Joe,
This particular forest began to take on "old growth characteristics" some time ago as in large fallen trees with canopy openings. It seems that the Norway has taken advantage of this and although shade tolerant, has filled up these spaces which are ideal for young tulips and other trees. The forest is surrounded by housing developments and fills several ravines. I believe the yard wash from these properties has carried the NM seeds into these areas as every other yard seems to have a NM in it. The area circled in red is the forest I have explored so far. The areas furthest north are the most heavily invaded and also the closest to homes.
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