Fight Invasives 2018-03-17T13:31:40+00:00

Fight Invasives

Invasives are plants, vines, shrubs and trees, that are spreading in such a way, that they deprive whole areas from their natural vegetation. Many invasives are exotic plants, introduced for our gardens or per accident brought here from another continent. Most of these exotic species have little or no relation with our wildlife and can spread undisturbed. It can take hundreds of years before insects and animals will adapt to these species. Invasives cause loss of biodiversity, habitat degradation and other ecological and economical disasters. Invasive can be invasive in some areas, yet modest or non existent in others depending on their specific needs.
The strategy we need, to fight these invasives, is basically the same as the strategy against garden weeds. Yet invasives require more urgent and immediate action, not just by homeowners but also by municipalities and park managers. Here are some of the more common problematic invasive plants:

Garlic Mustard

Japanese Stilt Grass

Rosa Multiflora

Japanese Honeysuckle

Oriental Bittersweet

Porcelain Berry



Burning Bush

Japanese Barberry


Knot Weed