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Michael Caswell

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Prohibited and Regulated Animals and Plants
« on: August 29, 2021, 07:01:03 am »

Black Locust trees are everywhere on the canal, but they are considered invasive by NYDEC and should be removed wherever possible.

Black locust is an interesting example of how one plant species can be considered invasive even on the continent to which it is native. For example, within the western United States, New England region, northern California, and in the Midwest, black locust is considered an invasive species. In the prairie and savanna regions of the Midwest black locust can dominate and shade open habitats.[11] These ecosystems have been decreasing in size, and black locust is contributing to this reduction; when black locust invades an area, it will convert the grassland ecosystem into a forested ecosystem where the grasses are displaced.[12] Black locust has been listed as invasive in Connecticut and Wisconsin, and prohibited in Massachusetts.[2]

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