RE: [Aroid-l] Great Pistia!
- Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Great Pistia!
- From: "Bryant, Harry E." <HEBryant@scj.com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:10:41 -0500
Thoughts on invasion vs introduction. Who makes the
decisions? I'm sure that when the TVA introduced Kudzu for erosion
control they thought it was tharmless. Take a drive along any road in TN
and SC and you tell me what whether the decision to introduce didn't become an
accidental invasion that costs an incredible toll. I'm not sure that
scientists, much less, hobbists are always capable or desirous of seeing the
potential for invasion. Nature doesn't need help in deciding sucession of
species. She generally does a pretty good job without our help.
invasive means taht something will spread outside of its intended
range. "intended range" is of course relative to who planted teh
plants. bass in a pond doesnt classify as invasive. it calssifies as
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>The word "INVASIVE" is beginning to bother me. Is it invasive to
>pond or lake with introduced fingerling BASS or BREAM ???Are they
>to be classed as "invasive"?Water hyacinth can be a hazard to
>boats--but in fact it is a water purification plant at the best.
>"Invasive" is a tricky word The strongest will
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