Benevolent Invasion
I've never cared much for plants, but I've made a lot of effort in the past four years to ensure the survival of these sumacs. Their nearest neighbor at the treeline is a massive super-organism of wild roses, climbing to the treetops and choking out the sunlight. These guys are just as invasive, but much more benevolent. I'd take their red flowers and jungle canopy over the tripping tangle and starching thorns of roses any day. So I'm killing off the competition, bit by bit, and leaving the sumacs behind. It still blows my mind how much they've grown since 2014.

July 26, 2018
Beaconsfield, Nova Scotia

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