Workers hope to shield Northwoods from major phragmites stands

RHINELANDER - Fields of an invasive plant called phragmites stand all along Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shore. Invasive species workers hope most of the plants stay away from the Northwoods.

Workers chopped down a stand of phragmites on Monday. It stood on Highway 8 just west of Rhinelander. It had been chemically treated in the fall. Hopefully, that will help control the spread of the species.

"There was a lot of hope that kind of drawing that center line from north to south, that we could stop some of that invasion spreading westward," said Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Michele Sadauskas.

Full story: WJFW

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