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Interview with Angela Sokolowski

Angela Sokolowski, Invasive Species Coordinator, Missouri Department of Conservation How long have you been in this position at MDC? What is your professional background?I started in this position at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in May 2022. My...

Invasive to Watch This Month

Burning bush (Euonymus alatus) is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 20 ft. tall and invades forest areas (disturbed and undisturbed), old fields, and roadsides. It displaces native plants once established often in dense thickets. Its fruit is mostly spread by wildlife, but this invasive is also labeled, sold, and planted as "ornamental".