Berberis thunbergiiJapanese Barberry is a plant that encroaches upon much of the remaining habitat of native flora and is a major host for ticks. What I see is that much of the havoc that the white-tailed deer are commonly blamed for is more attributable to the presence of this plant. More research is needed and while thorough manual removal is difficult convincing, Scott M does a good job of this the blog linked here.
Observed May 13 2013 with Carol G and Eric L in Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield, MA
Eastern Prickly Pear
June 20, 2014
Growing in the Bartram Appendix Garden
Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron
They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree!
Why does this not have more notes??
Because we’re scared