Volunteers, biologist take on invasive white sweet clover

From the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer July 28, 2008

An occasional tractor-trailer rumbled by at 60 mph as Tom Balland, wearing a bright orange reflective vest, crawled around on the shoulder of the Dalton Highway near Prospect Creek pulling weeds.

The trucks, hauling equipment and supplies to the North Slope oil fields, are a common sight on the Haul Road, as the Dalton Highway is affectionately called by Alaskans.

So, too, is the weed that Balland was pulling.

It’s called white sweet clover, and it is one of 65 plants that has been identified as a non-native invasive species in Alaska.

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