Porcelain-berry is a deciduous, climbing, woody vine introduced from northeast Asia in the 1870s. It became popular for its tolerance of adverse conditions and its ability to provide ground cover. However, it is an aggressive plant that invades damp, shady areas such as streambanks, forest edges, pond margins, and disturbed areas, and forms dense mats that crowds out native vegetation.
In this issue, read about the controversy surrounding glyphosate, as well as some good news for the Maryland forestry industry. Our regular features include the "Woodland Wildlife Spotlight" and "Invasives in Your Woodland."