Understanding Invasive Species

Understanding Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Invasive trees and plants

Invasive plants have a tendency to spread and disrupt ecosystems in natural areas such as state and national parks and forest preserves. They can out-compete native plants, upsetting the balance of the ecosystem. They can make the habitat less suitable for native plants and animals. Invasive plant species are a significant and ongoing land management concern.

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A Certain Air Around Callery Pear

A Certain Air Around Callery Pear

Do you see those beautiful white flowering trees lining the streets and backyards? These delicate white blossoms, made brighter by the months of winter endured, are actually an environmental hazard to the Illinois wilds. Callery Pear season is upon us.

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Invasive species

Invasive Species

Certain plants in your yard might be causing natural areas to suffer. Some aggressive plants that have been commonly used in landscape beds can be migrated to natural areas when their seeds are spread by wildlife or wind. In a natural area not maintained by humans, invasive plants can choke out other plants destroying the ecosystem.

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