Stop 3-Invasive Species

Invasive honeysuckle.

As you exit the pine plantation, you will pass through a dense patch of non-native honeysuckle shrubs (with small, light green, opposite, simple, untoothed leaves) along a power-line right-of-way. This invasive species is an aggressive competitor in local forest environments, and often becomes established in young or disturbed forest stands. Older stands along the Blue trail tend to have fewer invasive species because the mature forest offers fewer opportunities to access resources such as water and sunlight.

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