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Washington waging war against invasive ivy

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Associated Press

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – The Washington Noxious Weed Control Board said Snohomish County is one of the most ivy-infested areas in the state.

The Herald reports the board is seeking the public’s help in collecting ivy samples for a study. The board is asking people to bag and mail in one to two stems from their property, along with location information.

The results of the study will be used to drive policy recommendations, board education specialist Wendy DesCamp said.

DesCamp said she hopes the study will help the board discover which type of ivy is most problematic, and help support stopping the sale of those plants.

More than 50 samples have arrived so far from throughout Western Washington, she said. Researchers are hoping to see more before the Dec. 15 deadline.

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