An invasive species is “a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and which has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.”
Invasive species can be found anywhere.
Most invasive species tend to have the same characteristics making them competitive. The first characteristic is most are aggressive in their growth. They grow at a rapid rate while also spreading quickly as well.
The second is they are very difficult to control. It’s best to start getting rid of them before they start or as soon as you notice.
The third is not only are they difficult to control, but there are very few natural controls that work to help get rid of invasive species.
And the fourth characteristic is they are adaptable. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were the other way around where the plants we wanted were easy grow? You can find invasive species pretty much anywhere.
Invasive species can steal sunlight from your plants and can overgrow your garden and land. They also affect more than just gardens; they affect our recreational activities.
Have you ever been hiking but couldn’t get around some kudzu? Maybe you were out fishing, but you kept reeling in weeds?
Management and control are very important to keep all of those things from happening. The process can be long, but it will be worth it!
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