'Worms undermining the future of forests'.

Discussion in 'Plants: Conservation' started by togata57, Aug 2, 2014.

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    I am very curious to what everyone thinks of this problem. It reminds me of 'invasive weeds' that to me only seem to invade areas that man has already disrupted not healthy forests. Thats bringing up a whole other issue...
     
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    I freely admit that before reading this article I dimly thought that earthworms were good anywhere.
    Well, half of that is correct: they are good, but only in their native habitat.

    Did not know this information about how earthworm activity can compact soil in hardwood forests and affect plant and tree growth.
    Yes, the worms are yet another example of a human-introduced invasive species. Fortunately this is a slow-moving and relatively benign one...but it should serve as an example of how an action as casual as letting one's fish bait go free can lead to negative consequences. Thought before action!
     

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