πŸ₯€Invasive Species & Pests

This page is designed to provide information about invasive plant species found in Upper Monroe and update the community about efforts to remove them.

Background

In 2024 neighbors identified the removal of invasive species as goal for the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association. Jeanne Weber has organized teams of volunteers to help on Pinnacle Hill and educate the community. These teams have been working with guidance from Jeanne and master gardener, Steve "Murph" Murphy.

Invasive species not only find their way across continents and over national boundaries they also travel between private yards and public greenspaces by way of natural processes like wind or rain as well as on the bottoms of shoes and when plants are exchanged.

Invasive creatures like the Spotted Lantern Fly and the Asian Jumping Worm can be found on Pinnacle Hill and in nearby private yards. Although volunteers groups aren't well equipped to eradicate invasive pests we can help educate our community in ways to identify them as well as reduce their impacts and means of transmission.

Upcoming programs

Programs are in the planning stages. Please check back here or subscribe to our e-newsletter for updates at Newsletters.

Resources

LINK: Emerald Ash Borer

LINK: "Top Four" Invasive Insects

LINK: Invasive species wreaking havoc in NY. Here are some of the most notorious

LINK: Destructive insect found near vineyards in upstate New York. What to do if you find one

Past programs

In 2024: Invasive Plant Removal on Pinnacle Hill | June 19th & 22nd

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