Wisconsin (March 7, 2022) – It’s Invasive Species Week! Invasive plants, animals and pests are taking a toll on Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and landscapes. They can cause environmental or economic harm and have been introduced in various ways, often unintentionally.
In fact, the annual U.S. cost from invasive species is $120 billion, with a minimum of 100 million acres being affected (roughly the size of California).
The good news? You can help!
Gardeners and other plant enthusiasts can help protect our natural places by being on the lookout for potentially invasive plants. As you order and purchase plants this spring, please check plant names (common and scientific) with our list of regulated invasive plants.