Why should I remove invasive plants and do restoration now? Why not wait?
Why should I remove invasive plants and do restoration now? Why not wait?
• The invasive plants do not stop growing. The longer you wait, the more invasive plant material will need to be removed.
• The longer you wait, the fewer viable native seeds will be available under the ivy for re-growth, increasing the costs of replanting and the loss of local genetic diversity.
• The invasive plants keep spreading and destroying more native plants as they grow. More native plants will have to be purchased and replanted to fill the space left by the invasive plants.
• The cost of removing invasive plants, buying and replanting native plants will only increase with time. It takes a generation to grow a mature tree.

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1. All Invasive Plant Removal Questions and Answers
2. What are the invasive non-native plants?
3. What are native plants?
4. Why is native habitat important?
5. Why is ivy bad on trees?
6. Why not just let nature take its course?
7. What if the trees disappear?
8. Why is Ivy bad when growing on the ground?
9. What can I, a private landowner, do?
10. Why should I remove invasive plants and do restoration now? Why not wait?
11. Who do I call if I want to have ivy or other invasive plants removed from my property?
12. What is to prevent the ivy and other invasive plants from just growing back?
13. What do I use to cover the bare soil after the ivy or other invasive plants have been removed?