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Ted Cavanaugh TED CAVANAUGH RUSH Also known as bulrush or cattail, this wetland reed has serious bona fides: It’s been used to shape chair backs and bottoms since the time of the pharaohs.
In 2015, the South Florida Water Management District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers killed and burned between 50 and 100 acres of cattails in Cochran’s Pass on Lake Okeechobee’s west side as part of a joint effort to manage the invasive plants.
The trail led to Stroud’s wetlands, created by draining a 4.5-acre farm pond in 2010 and allowing cattails and other native vegetation to retake the land, enhanced by Shull’s planting hundreds of native shrubs and wildflowers.
Standing in a clump of cattails, the mist on the slough before me shrouded the shapes of teal sitting on the far side.
Invasive cattails obscure the arching bridge between garden and lake.
About 5,300 acres of vegetation, made up mostly of cattails, also got uprooted and tossed into the mix, eliminating a protective boundary that helps keep turbid water from the lake’s interior away from its cleaner fringes.
No one would dispute that cattails can be aggressive, though.
There are chemicals that control cattails, but most are not registered for use by homeowners.
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