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Invasive Plants

Miller,James H.2003. Nonnative invasive plants of southern forests: a field guide for identification and control. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-62. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 93p.
This book provides information on accurate identification and effective control of the 33 nonnative plants and groups that are currently invading the forests of the 13 Southern States, showing both growing and dormant season traits. It lists other nonnative plants of growing concern, control strategies, and selective herbicide application procedures. Recommendations for preventing and managing invasions on a specific site include maintaining forest vigor with minimal disturbance, constant surveillance and treatment of new unwanted arrivals, and finally rehabilitation following eradication.
DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs062/

UPDATE - Controlling invasive plants ...
Title: A management guide for invasive plants in southern forests
Author: Miller, James H.; Manning, Steven T.; Enloe, Stephen F.
Date: 2010


Castanea 74(3) (2009). This issue of Castanea is devoted to the proceedings of the symposium "Them's the Brakes: the Past and Future of North American Bamboo", held at the 2008 Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting in Spartanburg, SC. Articles report on the biology, ecology, conservation and management of the three species of Arundinaria, whose extensive clonal patches, known as canebrakes, are considered unique and endangered plant communities. Canebrakes were once common throughout the Southeast, but now are highly fragmented due to a variety of human impacts. One such canebrake occurs along the border of bottomland forest in Wake County's Marks Creek conservation area, WakeNature's pilot demonstration site.