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porterskill
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oriental bittersweet

Post by porterskill » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:36 pm

Has anyone started cutting the oriental bittersweet along the streams in the tristate area.
they are starting to kill even very large trees along the streams you fish.

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Re: oriental bittersweet

Post by Fishybig » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:46 pm

Got any pics??? Never heard of it or maybe never heard it by that name

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Re: oriental bittersweet

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:23 pm

Many landowners attempt to control Celastrus or oriental bittersweet all over the state. It's a problem not just along rivers, and it is killing native trees left and right when left unchecked. Yet another of hundreds of invasive plants and animals that now call our area home. I just left a small farm on Holland Brook in Readington (not trout water) and the riparian area was all the cast of characters. There was Japanese stilt grass, multiflora rose, Japanese barberry, oriental bittersweet, mugwort, garlic mustard, etc., etc., etc. It gets depressing at times if you stop to see the damage to our native ecosystems.
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Re: oriental bittersweet

Post by lightenup » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:07 pm

I have lots of Japanese stilt grass in my yard, where ever the sun shines...also Voorhees state park is over run with that stuff in several areas.

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Re: oriental bittersweet

Post by martalus » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:37 pm

I often wondered if that stream along 523 had any fish in it. Chub and sunfishwater? Any smallies?

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Re: oriental bittersweet

Post by Fishybig » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:38 pm

martalus wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:37 pm
I often wondered if that stream along 523 had any fish in it. Chub and sunfishwater? Any smallies?
It's actually void of life, other than small baitfish...not even worth it to pull over and look...unless ur a birder

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Re: oriental bittersweet

Post by porterskill » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:30 pm

Fishybig wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Got any pics??? Never heard of it or maybe never heard it by that name
just google the name.

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