Comments on: <![CDATA[Wrestling with privet on Bluebell Island]]> http://davidhaskell.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/wrestling-with-privet-on-bluebell-island/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:30:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Steven Holden https://persquaremile.com/2012/12/10/wrestling-with-privet-on-bluebell-island/#comment-5646 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:17:54 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=4874#comment-5646 I really like this site. In Oregon, Scotch Broom was introduced nearly 100 years ago on the coast to prevent erosion and stabilize soil. Now it is creeping over the coast range to the inland valleys and heading for the Cascades. Like anything else, it’s lovely in isolation and ugly when rampant. It does damage to sheep herding areas, taking over grazing lands. See http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/1049

Invasive species are a real danger.

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