What is the invasive vine-like weed in Carver County MN?

Asked August 21, 2018, 4:11 PM EDT

I am seeing a vine-like invasive weed everywhere I look in Carver County MN, along Hwys 10, 5 and 7, between Waconia to Chanhassen. it is a blanket-like weed covering mature trees, pines, maples, everything in its path. This cannot be good and needs attention. I am literally seeing it everywhere I look, even in the MN Landscape arboretum. Is there any way to get this on the news so people are aware of it and what to do about it before it kills all the tress?

Carver County Minnesota horticulture vine

1 Response

Hello,

Thank you for your question.

Hard to tell which vine you are referring to without photos so I'm just guessing that perhaps you are referring to wild cucumber.

http://www3.extension.umn.edu/local/mcleod/county-agriculture-educator/article/managing-the-spread-o...

Hope this helps.