The Invasive Species Centre’s Colin Cassin was interviewed by CBC Sudbury to talk about invasive jumping worms. ‘Good for the garden, bad for the forest’ is the tagline Colin uses to describe earthworms, as they can change the complexion of boreal forests.
Originating from Japan and Korea, jumping worms have been known to create a coffee, ground-like soil consistency that speeds up the breakdown of nutrients, and changes the ecosystem in the soil. Researchers and master gardeners recently discovered these earthworms in the Greater Toronto Area and they pose a risk to forest soil ecology.
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