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City Parks Treated for Invasive Plants

Cascades Park fountain
Posted at 10:45 AM, Sep 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-01 07:14:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Crews are working on eliminating invasive plants at city parks.

Work began August 31, 2015 and is expected to last through the end of this year.The city of Tallahassee has partnered up with FWC to treat eight parks including: Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, Tom Brown Park, A.J. Henry Park, Timberlane Ravine Park, Governor's Park, Barnette and Sally Allen Nature Preserve, and Indian Head Acres Park.

Treatments include weed pulling, biocontrols, herbicide treatment, and public education sessions. The plants specifically targeted are Coral Ardisia, Nandina, Japanese Climbing Fern, Chinese Tallow Tree, Glossy Privet, Chinese Privet, Kudzu, Air Potato and Tropical Soda Apple.