In response to the growing problem of invasive vines that are killing trees along Anne Arundel County roadsides and in County parks, the Department of Public Works spearheaded invasive vine training for County crews in the DPW , the Office of Inspections and Permits, and the Department of Recreation and Parks. These vines are causing public safety issues as they can strangle the life out of trees.
The Anne Arundel Weed Resistance program assisted with classroom and field trainings to help staff identify harmful vines and weeds. DPW Highways crews will address problem trees when working their normal roadside maintenance duties. They have now been trained to properly cut vines off trees to slow their growth.
You can learn more about the County's efforts to control invasive vines by reading this recent Capital article.