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And Writer's block? That's though. Try and write a text where you explain what you're doing to the clan. Maybe that can get you going on the real report...
Hmmm....okay. There's this plant I've never heard about before now, that's non-native and dominant, being treated with a treatment strategy I'm unfamiliar with...and results that I can't find other examples in the scientific literature. ...more detail...The United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service lists it as an invasive species in several states, but the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service basically lists it as harmless...with instructions how to plant it.
Actually, its one of those neat situations where old policy has come back to haunt us. The plant is called Weeping Lovegrass (it's a grass) and back in the 1930's we thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. It was the time of the dust bowl...just before and a bit during...that managers saw poor land management causing degraded rangeland and mass erosion. The feds had a program to search for a plant to save the day, they found four from Africa they figured'll do it...one being my plant. Well it worked...skip ahead 80 years later and the grasses brought back are invasive in areas causing a world of damage. New policy is to get rid of them. But as all things government there's no communication. One agency is talking about spending millions getting rid of them, the other agency is still planting it to prevent erosion. We like to do that sort of thing.
I gots to be careful or I start rambling on. I remember Dux used to catch me on AIM while I was working on a global vegetation project. Plants were on my mind... cause I tried to keep working while talking...so I'd ask dux what he thought about the plants in a section of Africa or Kazakhstan or whatever....yeah, I think he got annoyed with me.
But whatever, i still say those Olive trees in Portugal are invasive. You didn't have any until the Romans brought them some 3000 years ago. Restoration demands that you fix your land back to whatever it was back before those blasted Romans. (and don't get me started on Neanderthals)