Fresh water and tidal wetlands throughout the Northeast have increasingly become infested with exotic invasive plants. Such exotics are generally more aggressive than the native plants and rapidly achieve dominance resulting in an alteration of the wetland hydrology and suitability as wildlife habitat. Two of the most widespread, harmful exotics in Northeastern wetlands are Common Reed
( Phragmites australis ) and Purple Loosestrife ( Lythrum salicaria ). Phragmites rapidly achieves a monoculture and is easily recognized by its 12 foot height and prominent seed heads. Purple Loosestrife, a native of Europe with a conspicuous purple flower, quickly displaces native plants. Removal of these exotic plants allows for recolonization of the more desirable natives either by natural recruitment or direct planting.
At Allied Biological, we utilize a combination of specialized equipment along with the experience, dedication, and ingenuity of our technical staff to provide the successful completion of wetland restoration projects. When your wetland remediation project involves removing Phragmites or other invasive plants, Allied Biological has the technology and experience to get it done.