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 Re-Plant cleared areas 


If plants are pulled up, soil disturbance could bring more weed seed to the surface or facilitate invasion by additional invasive plants.  The act of physically removing plants prepares the ground for the next crop of invasives.  Lists of native plants are available from most state native plant societies and some state natural resources agencies. Check out Resources page for further guidance.  Some great sources of information on the importance and selection of native plants that provide food and shelter for native butterflies, birds, mammals and other wildlife are:


1) Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded by Douglas Tallamy,


2) Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office,


3) Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation, by Donald J. Leonard,


4) Designing Gardens with the Flora of the American Northeast, by Carolyn Summers, and


5) the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Native Plant Information Network (see References).



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Invasives in Washington Twp.






Additional Resources

National Park Service Plant Invaders brochure 

Invasive Species Library

Invasive Plants Home Page

Invasive Species Strike Team APP