A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – July 11, 2022 – Angela Sirois-Pitel on Stiltgrass

If you think that managing invasive plants in a garden is a challenge, imagine that on a larger scale—a much larger scale, like Angela Sirois-Pitel faces in the name of supporting native habitat on Nature Conservancy land. 

From barberries and multiflora rose bushes to the nasty annual grass called stiltgrass, Angela and her team have faced them all. 

Angela is a conservation biologist who serves as stewardship manager for The Nature Conservancy in the Southern Berkshires of Massachusetts. Her role there ranges from tackling invasive species, to helping save endangered bog turtles.  We talked about the thinking that goes into managing invasives, and more. 


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