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Re(1): Phragmites, Skeleton Lake


The invasive non-native Phragmites will grow back from the roots which go very deep. I think herbicides are the only way to get rid of it if there is already a good sized stand. They sprayed some areas at the Bracebridge Ponds a few years ago and it seemed to be effective, but I haven't checked the spots recently. Spraying is very expensive because of all the rules and regulations around the use of herbicides, so not sure if the District has the budget or a control plan.

A Guide to the Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites:
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/wrd-ais-guide-phragmites_622427_7.pdf



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