Invasive plants don’t belong in our neighborhoods, parks, or recreation areas. Identifying, controlling, and removing them requires a plan of action!
To make the most of your efforts and resources the plan should consider how and when to remove an invasive plant species. The plan should also include a disposal method that ensures the species will not spread to previously cleared or new areas. Some control and removal methods will break plants into pieces that can grow into a new plant. If these plant parts are handled improperly, the invasive species could further spread. Taking steps to ensure proper disposal will help prevent reestablishment of invasive species and promote native landscapes.
Here are some local resources that can help you with Michigan invasive plants:
- West Michigan CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area)
- Other Michigan CISMAs (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas)
- Kent County Conservation District
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