Re: Teakettle Tree
Posted by Pugsly on March 14, 2003 at 14:35:45:
In Reply to: Re: Teakettle Etiquette posted by nomad on March 14, 2003 at 12:38:34:
I believe that the NPS now classifies The Teakettle Tree as a non-native species.
In response to the lawsuit by the Center for Biological Deviancy, the NPS has accelerated the removal of these non-native teakettle trees to promote restoration. Non-native species, such as the Teakettle Tree, are claimed by CBD to outcompete the native flora for water, nutrients, and light.
Plans include a passive herbicide program to kill the trees but leave them in place as structure for wildlife until they decay naturally. Death Valley is also testing a herbicide product that offers a low volume control option for salt cedar, Arundo, and palms.