Invasive Pampas Grass
I live in Hall county and drive to work in Forsyth county. I listen to you every Saturday morning on my drive to work.
In early September 2006 I heard you and Teresa Schrum talking about renegade pampas grass on I-85 between Beaver Ruin and Steve Reynolds Blvd.
I wanted to let you know of another one. On Browns Bridge Rd, which is Hwy 369, in Forsyth county on the east bound side of the roadway approx 2/10 to 3/10 of a mile west of mile marker 16 there is another “escapee”.
Like Teresa I did not notice it until it bloomed. Once I did notice it I thought it was strange to see it in the middle of nowhere, in a spot obviously not planted by humans.
I heard you say that the plant is becoming a problem out west. So I thought you would like to know about a second renegade.
Email Walter if you have seen other “escaped” papmas grass clumps.
• I spotted one along I-85 at Old Peachtree Road. It was obscured by some pines until it came into bloom.