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Updated: July 15, 2021

Introduction to Invasive Plants

What are invasive plants and why are they a problem? Here are examples of invasive plants and their impact on people and wildlife.
invasive english ivy vines climbing up a tree
Updated: August 3, 2021

Invasives in your Woodland: Porcelain-berry

Porcelain-berry is a deciduous, climbing, woody vine introduced from northeast Asia in the 1870s. It became popular for its tolerance of adverse conditions and its ability to provide ground cover. However, it is an aggressive plant that invades damp, shady areas such as streambanks, forest edges, pond margins, and disturbed areas, and forms dense mats that crowds out native vegetation.
Porcelain-berry foliage and fruit. Photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut,
Updated: April 8, 2021

Branching Out - Fall 2019

In this issue, read about the controversy surrounding glyphosate, as well as some good news for the Maryland forestry industry. Our regular features include the "Woodland Wildlife Spotlight" and "Invasives in Your Woodland."
Applying herbicide