Matt Mattus email@example.com writes: Anyway, I live in Massachusetts, in a city that has recently counted over 200,000 Norway maples planted on it's streets. ======== I too live in Massachusetts, about 40 miles northwest of Boston. I have about 2 acres of land, 1 acre open and sunny, the other acre in deep woods, almost all of which is non-native Norway maple. Underneath, is a dense thicket of horribly spinny-thorned Berberis thunbergii, a Japanese plant that is very thorny and invasive. Systematically I'll cut down the berberis, and even cut down the huge old rotting Norway Maple and replace with native species, or even refined non-native species. I've been gardening here for 18 years, and a number of plants have shown to be horribly invasive, such as Campanula punctata and the allied korean C. takisimense.. my woodlands are now thick with them, and beyond. Ajuga has equal potential as being horribly invasive. Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!