Survey Seeks To Track Down Harmful Invasive Plants

Survey Seeks To Track Down Harmful Invasive Plants

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There’s a new survey about harmful invasive plants in the north country.

Plants like giant hogweed are considered an invasive species in our area.

They don't grow here naturally, but they are here. And they can burn your skin if you come into contact with them.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is trying to figure out how plants like this and others are affecting the quality of life in Jefferson County.

"We want to know if there are people out there that can't do the things that they enjoy doing anymore because invasive species have taken over those areas,” Cooperative Extension’s Timothy Ives said.

Cooperative Extension is also tracking another plant, wild parsnip, which can cause skin rashes.

Here's where you can find more information and a link to the survey.

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