Monthly Meeting: Considerations for Management of Russian Olive to Promote Breeding Bird Diversity along the Lower Snake River
Presented byJames H. Castle, Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District.
Russian Olive (Eleagnus angustifolia) is a native tree of southern Europe, central and western Asia. This class C Washington noxious weed is common in wet pastures, irrigation waterways, around lakes, wetlands, and riparian areas. Intentionally introduced as a horticultural plant, it was originally planted across most of North America to provide shade, hedges, wind- and snow breaks, soil stabilization, wildlife habitat, landscaping, and pollen for honeybees.