- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Crews have used fire to help clear invasive plants at a suburban Detroit cemetery.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1y5b4La ) All Saints Cemetery and The Preserve at All Saints conducted a controlled burn of phragmites along Maceday Lake, hoping to contain the spread of the plant. They can grow quickly, squeezing out native plants.

Cemetery director Russ Burns says the plants also interfere with scenic views of Maceday and Lotus lakes. The cemetery is in Oakland County’s Waterford Township.

The burn was carried out by two contractors, Native Landscapes of Clarkston and Plantwise of Ann Arbor. Native Landscapes specializes in native plants and shoreline restoration while Plantwise works to create and restore native ecosystems.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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