Members of Newtown Conservation Commission are again offering their services to residents who want help identifying invasive plants for private homeowners.
Invasive plants have become an ever-increasing problem for Newtown, both in landscaped areas as well as forests and open spaces. Some invasives are actually sold in nurseries and arrive in our yards by planting them. Others have spread into uncultivated areas, crowding out native species and decreasing the overall health of our forests and open spaces.
Spring is a good time to assess yards for any invasive plants which might be identified.
Anyone who has questions about what is popping up in their yard or would like a general assessment of what invasives they may have is invited to contact Mary Wilson at 203-426-6518.