Friday, March 16, 2012

Thank you Dwain!

Albizia julibrissin, Mimosa tree
photo by Tony Pernas, USDI National Park Service,
Dwain Walden, columnist for the Moultrie Observer wrote a great article about Arbor Day and Mimosa trees. You can read the article, "So, How Did You Celebrate Arbor Day?", on the Moultrie Observer website. And in case anyone is unsure, mimosa trees, Albizia julibrissin are indeed an invasive species. Thank you Dwain for giving such a clear picture of just why this tree should not be planted in the United States, in spite of the fact that it is very pretty. Infestations like the one pictured below are all too common in the Southeastern United States. Wherever an invasive tree or any invasive plant is growing, a native tree or plant should be growing. More images of Mimosa tree. Information on the invasive mimosa tree and other invasive species is available at
Mimosa tree infestation
photo by Chris Evans, River to River CWMA,