Discovering wetlands on a property can often mean serious limitations on the ability to develop the property. One of the ways wetlands are detected is by phragmites -the tall reedy plant with the feathery top. Turns out, most of the phragmites we see today are not native to New Jersey. A report found in the Point Pleasant Patch indicates that a European variety of phragmites has choked out most of the native species. The European variety is much more dense, and the roots give off a compound toxic to other plants. If you want to develop a piece of vacant property, and have been told you can’t because of wetlands, contact one of the attorneys at CLDDS for a free consultation.