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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Russian Invasion - TUMBLEWEEDS
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There is one shrub that actually likes the drought and is covering the trails with thick clouds of green.  NO, this is NOT a good thing:  TUMBLEWEEDS are taking over.
The picture shows weeds taller than my horse along Chesebro Rd. in Agoura Hills.
The invasive non-indigenous plant migrated from Russia in the 1870's  This year, dought conditions have helped a major infestation turn into a fire hazard:  when the weeds dry up, they break away from their root to form a rolling ball of kindling. Some weeds grow over 30 feet in diameter. 
Read LA TIMES article here.
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