Invasive Species Management

Invasive species are introduced plants and animals that aggressively displace native wildlife species. Invasive plant species often out-compete native wildflowers and other plants for space, light, or water. This can reduce diversity in affected areas to a low-quality habitat of a few invasive species.

invasive Bush Honeysuckle, Autumn Olive, Callery Pear, Narrow-Leaved Cattail, Eurasian Water-Milfoil and Garlic Mustard are a few of our most dominant invasive pests.

Current methods of invasive control include cutting, pulling and the use of herbicides. Woody invasives such as Bush Honeysuckle, Autumn Olive, and Tree of Heaven often vigorously re-sprout after being cut, which makes the responsible use of herbicide an important step in invasive control.

To learn more about invasive species in our area, please visit the Ohio Invasive Plants Council Website at

Volunteers have made valuable contributions to our invasive plant control program. If you are interested in being involved, please visit our Volunteer page .

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