Protect Gardens and Lawns from New Invasive Species – Green Thumb News


The area of Vancouver affected by Japanese beetle, City of Vancouver

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The voracious Japanese beetle will take a bite out of just about anything. With over 250 plant species on the menu for this invasive insect, the City of Vancouver and government of British Columbia is taking steps to minimize the plight of the grubs and quarantine affected soils. Learn how you can support the efforts of local authorities: How Metro Vancouver Residents Can Protect Gardens and Lawns from New Invasive Species

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Thumbnail: “Creative Commons Japanese Beetle” by Katja Schulz is licensed under CC BY-2.0 / cropped from original

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