There is, however, a catch: You must dig up one of the invasive plants on the list below from your property and bring it to the Lake George Association (LGA) to trade it in.
In order to get one of the free native plants, you’ll need to bring in one of the following nonnative plants, which are sold as ornamentals at local nurseries: Barberry, burning bush, yellow flag iris, Chinese silver grass, or wintercreeper. Photos and identification information for these plants are available at the LGA website.
LGA staff will ensure any invasive plant brought to their office is properly disposed of. They will also be available throughout the day to discuss the benefits of using native plants, as well as other ways to live lake friendly.
LGA’s plant trade-in event is happening at the Lake George Association office on Monday, June 29, from 10 am to 6 pm. The Lake George Association office is located at 2392 State Route 9N in Lake George, directly across from the southbound off-ramp of Northway Exit 21. For more information, call (518) 668-3558 or visit their website.
Photo of barberry provided.