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Environmentalists name the ‘dirty dozen’ plant species damaging Long Island

Environmentalists name the 'dirty dozen' plant species damaging Long Island

In a wooded ravine in the Sands Point Preserve on Monday, a mini excavator pulled English ivy from the forest floor. Native plants, such as spice bush, hickory and winterberry, were marked with pink plastic ribbons so they would be left alone. Uprooting a quarter-acre of ivy is the first phase of an ambitious plan to remove invasives from the 216-acre preserve and replant it with natives. …

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