white oak

Ecologists say the following trees, shrubs, and vines live alongthe Mystic:

Alder
Apple
Ash
Birch
Black Oak
Blackberries
Grapes
Elm
Locust
Poplar
Red Maple
Red Oak
Sumac
White Oak
Wild Cherry
Willow

Several invasive exotic plants have colonized the habitats aroundthe Mystic. These species crowd out native species, and that meansless food for the animals that depend on native plants. The worstoffenders include Phragmites, Multiflora Rose, Norway Maple, SycamoreMaple, Oriental Bittersweet and Japanese Knotweed.

Source: Geizentanner Associates, June 1997

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