SOLitude Lake Management has considerable
experience dealing with the management of invasive vegetation species on a wide variety of sites. Much of our work has been focused around controlling these plants in aquatic, wetland, and marsh habitats, but we have helped many clients get control of problematic species on a variety of upland sites as well.
When left unmanaged, invasive species have the potential to destroy entire native ecosystems, affecting not only the plant communities within these systems, but also the animals, fish, birds, and other living inhabitants that count on this habitat for their own survival. It is imperative to control aquatic, marsh, and upland invasive species like Phragmites, Purple Loosestrife, Hydrilla, Egeria, Alligatorweed, Brazilian Waterweed, Caulerpa (Mediterranean Clone), Curly Pondweed, Didymo, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Giant Reed, Giant Salvinia, Melaleuca, Water Chestnut, Water Hyacinth, Water Lettuce, Water Spinach, Lespedeza, Ailanthus, before they have a chance to dominate a system.
Monitoring is a key component to any management program. With regular inspections of your sites, you can identify and control problem species before they have a chance to proliferate. Early identification will also greatly reduce the expense associated with control, allowing for small scale selective treatments rather than the large scale and expansive treatments that are required once a problem species has taken over.