Invasive plants are a real threat to the environment. In most cases, they are non-native plants that can displace native vegetation causing environmental and economic harm. Invasive plants can cause serious disruptions to larger ecological systems. Most resident animal populations have evolved to utilize native plants for food and shelter and when these plants are reduced or eliminated animal populations can suffer from habitat loss.
To learn about invasive plants common to this area and what you can do to help control them, click on any of the links below.
Common reed - Phragmites australis
Burning bush - Euonymous alatus
Japanese Barberry - Berberis thunbergii
Multiflora rose - Rosa multiflora
Autmn olive - Elaeagnus umbellata
Tree of Heaven - Ailanthus altissima
Oriental bittersweet - Celastrus orbiculatus
Japanaese knotweed - Polygonum cuspidatum
Purple loosestrife - Lythrum salicaria
Garlic mustard - Alliaria petiolata
Water Chestnut - Trapa natans