Ten years of nipping invasive species in the bud

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MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ HERALD – Do you have Japanese angelica, Siebold’s viburnum or trifolate orange in your yard? If so, they can spell trouble.

All three are invasive plants, meaning they’re alien to New Jersey and can spread widely. They’re not a food source for native wildlife, and they’ll aggressively crowd out native plants.

Japanese angelica, Siebold’s viburnum and trifolate orange are among several new invasive plants identified by the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating new invasive species before they can become established …

Michele S. Byers is executive director of the NJ Conservation Foundation.

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