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Beware of Spreading These Common Invasive Species

Japanese Honeysuckle

Don’t be fooled by their looks — many popular plants sold in nurseries are actually invasive species that can kill off local flora.

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States Work to Defend Appalachia from Invasive Fish

State agencies in Appalachia are experimenting with different strategies to stop the spread of the invasive Asian carp.

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Tangled Up in Kudzu

kudzu

The story behind the highly invasive vine that is creeping across the Southeast, and what can be done to stop it.

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Citizen Science in Appalachia

kid holding beetle trap

From monitoring the health of local waterways to tracking the changing seasons, people from all walks of life are seizing the opportunity to participate in scientific projects.

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It’s An Invasion

mapleleaf viburnum

Researchers and other individuals are tracking the invasive plants and beetles that are edging out and harming native plant species in Appalachia.

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Giant Hogweed Sprouting up in Appalachia

New patches of Giant Hogweed, a toxic non-native invasive species, have been found in the eastern U.S., including Western North Carolina and parts of Virginia.

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Asian Carp Spreading Near East Tennessee

Asian carp

Evidence of Asian carp, an invasive species that can potentially injure boaters or recreationists by jumping out of the water, has been found in Chickamauga Lake northeast of Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Can We Save the Mighty Hemlock?

dead and thriving hemlocks

As the threat posed by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid grows, so do efforts to save “the redwood of the East.”

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Fighting the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in N.C.

hemlock hike

Measures from predatory beetles to chemical treatments are being taken to combat the invasive insect.

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Invasive Plant Density Map Shows Appalachia’s Native Resilience

A map of invasive plant species shows that biodiverse Appalachia has a lower density of invasive plants than much of the Southeast.

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