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Friday - April 09, 2010

From: Elkview, WV
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Invasive Plants
Title: Removal of trumpet creeper in Elkview MI
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Thank you for your informative response about the trumpet creeper. As pretty as it is- it will have to go! Trees are more important. Thanks again!

ANSWER:

Our pleasure. For others who might be interested in the subject of Campsis radicans (trumpet creeper) climbing up trees, see the previous answer which is referenced. 

 

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