Garden Detective

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New York bans harmful nonnative plants

Don Seubert, Medford civic leader, stands in a

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Invasive, nonnative plant species have long been a problem in New York and elsewhere, with environmentally conscious organizations such as the Long Island Native Plant Initiative, agricultural extensions across the country, and yours truly advising against their use for years. Yesterday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took things a step further and actually signed a bill into law that will make it illegal...

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