Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hear they did not look where I pointed

On July 23rd we were in Kajaani. By the river near the city center there is a forest criss-crossed by paths, and in the forest there were several spots where Impatiens glandulifera was growing in uncontrolled manner. This plant is spreading quite rapidly, and I except it will cause trouble in Finland in the future, as it is very competitive with native species. It should be cut down before the flowers turn into seeds.

(Posting title is from the poem Native Trees by W. S. Merwin.)

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