Photo of saltcedar.(a.k.a. Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb. or Tamarisk)

Distinguishing Features

  • Deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees between 5 to 20 feet tall
  • Bark on saplings and stems is reddish-brown
  • Leaves are small and scale-like, on highly branched slender stems
  • Flowers are 5-petalled and pink to white

Crimes Committed

  • Choking & the deliberate takeover of native plants
  • Stealing lands, homes & food from wildlife
  • Corrupting & invading open lands, roadsides & recreation areas
  • Costing a bundle for taxpayers to control
  • Wreaking havoc & mayhem on innocent, unsuspecting ecosystems

Join the Invasive Weed Patrol

  • Help stop the spread of this weedy, seedy, desperado
  • Report any sightings to local land managers or rangers
  • Remove all weed seeds from clothing, shoes, pets, camping gear & tire treads

Your Reward

  • Healthy Ecosystems on Your Public Lands