Non-native plants pose biodiversity threat; Nature center holding info sessions on invasive species

Detailed information and pictures of these plants can be found at the National Park Services Web site, www.nps.gov.

Tormey Cole, who works directly with The Invasive Plant Council, said there has been recent government concern about invasive plants, and discussion about banning the sale of such plants.

However, Tormey Cole said, placing enforcements on nurseries is not the best way to solve the problem.

" I understand that it's really important to have the nursery industry on board, you can't dictate externally," she said. "It's going to work much better to have them involved in the process."

For information on invasive plants, visit the Invasive Plant Council's Web site at www.ipcnys.org, or contact Tormey Cole at Thacher Nature Center 872-0800.


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