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Invasive Species Science Project

Post by pixelfrog » Sep 28 2019 11:52 am

Hey fellow HAZers, my daughter has a science project to study invasive plant species, does anyone know of any place close to Chandler where I can dig up some Buffelgrass and any other invasive grasses?

My hunch is closest would be the Supes or Goldfields. Ideas?

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Re: Invasive Species Science Project

Post by chumley » Sep 28 2019 2:15 pm

@pixelfrog How about some tamarisk? Plenty of that around.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Sep 28 2019 2:32 pm

There are oleanders in Arnett creek that have become pretty invasive, so oleanders wouldn't be hard to find.
Tumbleweeds aka Russian thistle.
Also the giant cane, which can be found at any water source.
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Post by LosDosSloFolks » Sep 28 2019 2:38 pm

There's always Globe Chamomile. It seems to be everywhere this year.
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Post by Tough_Boots » Sep 28 2019 2:56 pm

Alston_Neal wrote:There are oleanders in Arnett creek that have become pretty invasive, so oleanders wouldn't be hard to find.
They just did a big oleander removal project out there.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Sep 28 2019 3:36 pm

Tough_Boots wrote:They just did a big oleander removal project out there.
That had to be a drag, they were pretty well rooted in. I had stopped many times and tried to imagine how fun it would be to dig them out of the river rocks. On a side note I kinda hope the date palm stays.
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Post by chumley » Sep 28 2019 4:10 pm

Perhaps North Mountain?
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(Though Shawn doesn't really half-ass any projects, so there's probably not a single blade left growing there.)
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Post by pixelfrog » Sep 28 2019 4:16 pm

All great suggestions, thanks!

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Re: Invasive Species Science Project

Post by Sredfield » Sep 28 2019 5:40 pm

@chumley
Well, after 12 years there may be some regrowth.
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Re: Invasive Species Science Project

Post by Sredfield » Sep 28 2019 5:41 pm

Friends of the Tonto (Google it) is pretty into invasive species work, one of the leaders is the former Tonto NF specialist for such.
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Post by Nighthiker » Sep 28 2019 9:06 pm

I utilized Arizona's Invasive Weeds by Larry D. Howery and Gina Ramos, Editors for a project and the folks from the Tonto National Forest were a big help.
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