Navigation Links
Invasive tallowtree spreading rapidly across Gulf coast
Date:6/8/2010

KNOXVILLE, TN A study by a USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station scientist shows the numbers of nonnative Chinese tallowtree in Louisiana, Mississippi and east Texas grew by about 370 percent over a 16-year period. The spread of the invasive plant may create problems for plants and wildlife along the Gulf coast.

Tallowtree is a deciduous plant with heart-shaped leaves that grows to 60 feet in height. It invades stream banks, riverbanks and wet areas like ditches as well as upland sites. Large seeds containing oil are spread by numerous large bird species. The tree is native to China and was introduced to South Carolina in the 1700s. There are approximately 457,000 acres of tallowtree in nine of the 13 southern states. Experts say tallowtree can change the chemical properties of soil and alter the composition and structure of native plant communities. Additionally, litter from the plant may alter habitat in invaded wetland areas, which could affect some frog and other amphibian species.

"I examined Forest Inventory and Analysis data from plots measured in the 1990s and within the last five years and found the increase in tallowtree to be dramatic across the three states," said Sonja Oswalt, a research forester with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program based in Knoxville, TN. "For example, between 1991 and 2005, the number of tallowtree plants in Louisiana increased by more than 500 percent."

From 1994 to 2006, the number of tallowtree plants increased by 445 percent in Mississippi. In east Texas, the number increased by 174 percent between 1992 and 2007.

The total number for Chinese tallowtree in Louisiana grew from a maximum of 46 million stems (plants that were one inch or greater in diameter) in 1991 to a maximum of 280 million in 2005. In Mississippi, the number grew from a maximum of 9 million in 1994 to a maximum of 49 million in 2006. In east Texas, the number of individual tallowtree plants grew fr
'/>"/>

Contact: Stevin Westcott
swestcott@fs.fed.us
828-259-0512
USDA Forest Service ‑ Southern Research Station
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Using remote sensing to track invasive trees
2. Invasive kudzu is major factor in surface ozone pollution, study shows
3. Are invasives bad? Not always, say Brown researchers
4. Invasive tunicate appears in Oregons coastal waters
5. Climate change will speed spread of invasive fish to northern Europe
6. Invasive fish and mussels team up to transfer toxic substances into Great Lakes walleyes
7. Study reveals that logging debris suppresses development of an invasive competitor, Scotch broom
8. Surgeons demonstrate new minimally invasive technique to correct chest deformity
9. Invasive plants are beneficiaries of climate change in Thoreaus woods
10. Humble garden pea helps Kew scientists develop cool, noninvasive diagnostic test of seed quality
11. Whiskers hold secrets of invasive minks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/4/2014)... research study examining only marketing directed at children ... restaurants has found that the majority of black, ... such marketing tactics. , Authored by Arizona State ... study is the first to examine the use ... of fast food restaurants and its relationship to ...
(Date:11/3/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Markets and Companies" to their offering. ... which have already started to play an important role in ... the old fashioned bone marrow transplants. Role of cells in ... become a part of medical practice. Stem cells ...
(Date:11/2/2014)... , James Dacey explores the ways in which physicists ... innovations from the lab into the commercial market. , ... companies as they move from prototype to product is ... physics-based inventions are usually far from market-ready when initially ... lot more complicated than had been originally thought. , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fast food marketing for children disproportionately affects certain communities 2Fast food marketing for children disproportionately affects certain communities 3Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies: 2014 Report 2Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies: 2014 Report 3The 'valley of death' facing physics start-ups 2
... Illinois scientist reports that family mealtimes that contain three ingredients ... in children who have chronic asthma. "Family mealtimes, when ... including a reduced risk of substance abuse, eating disorders, and ... microscope so we can see minute by minute which factors ...
... Spanish . The link between deficits of omega-3 ... not new in the medical field. However, what has not been ... condition mental health to a certain extent. Research undertaken by scientists ... of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and published in ...
... N.H. From an environmental perspective, Daphnia pulex ... organism on the planet. Scientists know how this species ... an important model for ecological and evolutionary research. Its ... environment and genes interact. Until now. An international ...
Cached Biology News:Recipe for family mealtimes calls for 3 ingredients in the right amounts 2Scientific research reveals brain alterations linking omega 3 deficit with depression 2Scientific research reveals brain alterations linking omega 3 deficit with depression 3Massive Daphnia genome leads to understanding gene-environment interactions 2Massive Daphnia genome leads to understanding gene-environment interactions 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 Author Matthew ... Walk to the Other Side” published as a ... Finalist in the “Fiction: Short Story” category of the ... Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said ... and independent publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Penguin, John ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014 The November 2014 issue ... an open access journal featuring the following articles:, ... to preserve photoresponsiveness in the retina , ... situ hybridization using chromogenic substrates in zebrafish , ... and protein electrophoresis , Nuclear LC3-positive puncta ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... China Sodium Ferrocyanide Industry” is a professional and ... it provides Sodium ferrocyanide information, like its ... well as industry overview. This report covers the ... well as global (such as the US, Europe, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... /CNW/ - Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the "Company" or ... closed a brokered private placement offering (the "Brokered ... Cormark Securities Inc. and Clarus Securities Inc. acted ... a syndicate of agents that also included Wolverton ... "Agents"). Concurrently with the Brokered Offering, the Company ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 2Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 3Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 4BioTechniques: The International Journal of Life Science Methods Announces the Publication of the November 2014 Issue—Available in Print and Online 2BioTechniques: The International Journal of Life Science Methods Announces the Publication of the November 2014 Issue—Available in Print and Online 3Sodium Ferrocyanide Market: Analysis for Global & China Regions Development Trends Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Sodium Ferrocyanide Market: Analysis for Global & China Regions Development Trends Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Aequus Pharmaceuticals closes $4.2 million private placement financing 2Aequus Pharmaceuticals closes $4.2 million private placement financing 3
... - Author Thomas Friedman calls it the "quiet ... , ,Whatever the label, they are referring to the ... so-called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, an ... the future of technology in the United States. , ...
... Madison, Wis. - A collaborative project between the ... Institute of Technology in Haifa has shown that ... of genetic diseases. , , Superlink-Online , a program ... diseased genes in the genomes of affected families, has ...
... - On June 19 and 20 at the Drake ... equity, real estate, legal, engineering and due diligence providers ... topics on the small and middle markets ($10 million ... topics such as "maximizing the value of your brand ...
Cached Biology Technology:TechnoJungle to highlight learning, innovation 2UW links with Israeli school to locate genes 2UW links with Israeli school to locate genes 3Some great insights into the current Mergers & Acquisitions Market 2Some great insights into the current Mergers & Acquisitions Market 3Some great insights into the current Mergers & Acquisitions Market 4Some great insights into the current Mergers & Acquisitions Market 5
... Post-Labeling Reactive Dye Pack, 12 x ... specifically optimized for microarray labeling.Higher reactivity ... reactive dye per vial, at > ... individually dispensed, and packed in foil ...
... Kit with CyScribe GFX Purification Kit, ... purification of Cy3- and Cy5-labeled cDNA.Optimized ... cDNA labeling and purification.Flexible and optimized ... labeling reactions with either Cy3- or ...
... Quality ISO 9001:2000 Certified ... All Precedures Validated, SOP's Training ... Process for All Procedures GLP Documentation Upon ... one stop shopping point for all your ...
NORMAL DONOR DONKEY SERUM...
Biology Products: