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Great Plains conservationists try to remove water-thirsty eastern redcedar trees

Redcedars are taking over what used to be grasslands across the Great Plains, including along this road in northwestern Oklahoma. (Graycen Wheeler/Harvest Public Media)
Redcedars are taking over what used to be grasslands across the Great Plains, including along this road in northwestern Oklahoma. (Graycen Wheeler/Harvest Public Media)

Eastern redcedar trees are native to the U.S., but they’ve become invasive. The trees drink lots of water and are changing landscapes.

Harvest Public Media contributor Graycen Wheeler reports on efforts made in some Great Plains states to control the spread of redcedar trees.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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