There are many ﬁeld guides available about invasive plants and their identiﬁcation. The purpose of this particular ﬁeld guide is to give a scientiﬁc synthesis of what is known about the behavior of such species in managed, disturbed, and pristine forested systems in addition to key information for accurate identiﬁcation. Such information will be helpful when prioritizing research questions and choosing the best control strategies. Invasive Plants Field and Reference Guide: An Ecological Perspective of Plant Invaders of Forests and Woodlands-master publication.
Supplement 1 makes the following changes to the original guide, which was published in 2004. Replaces the title page. Corrects and clarifies information in the original guide for two species: Microstegium vimineum(Japanese stiltgrass) and Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose). Replaces the Species List. Adds descriptions with photos for five new species. These species are among a long list of priority species and were selected over others for one key reason. Literature and research on them currently are relatively abundant.
This Guide is in three parts: the original (2004), Supplement 1 (2006) and Supplement 2 (2008) - see links below for the first two. Changes made in Supplement 2: new title page; new species lists; five new species with descriptions and photos (Imperata cylindrica, or cogongrass; Akebia quinata, or chocolate vine; Vinca minor, or common periwinkle; Ligustrum sinense, or Chinese privet; and Pyrus calleryana, or callery pear); new glossary; and text citations and photograph information for the five new species.
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The Inventory Pest Evaluation and Detection (IPED) protocol provides a portable, accessible, and standardized method of observing a tree for possible insect or disease problems. It is intended to be a standardized protocol for long-term urban pest detection and monitoring throughout the United States. This field guide will help you identify the signs and symptoms of tree stress, insect pests, and diseases, which will enable you to make informed, systematic decisions when collecting data using the IPED protocol.