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New Online Resources Available to the Public to Combat Woody Ornamental Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Basin

Common Buckthorn
The common buckthorn is an example of woody ornamental invasive plants in the Great Lakes Basin. Credit: Morton Arboretum.

On July 6, 2020, the Woody Invasive of the Great Lakes (WIGL) Collaborative and the Midwest Invasive Species Plant Network (MIPN) launched https://woodyinvasives.org/.

The website serves as a resource about woody ornamental invasive plants. By visiting the website, the public can access information about woody ornamental invasive plants found in the Great Lakes Basin and resources such as:

  • Native alternatives to common woody ornamental invasive species
  • Great Lake state-specific regulatory information for specific invasive species
  • Introductory species-specific best management practices for controlling and managing woody ornamental invasive species

The Woody Invasive of the Great Lakes (WIGL) Collaborative and the Midwest Invasive Species Plant Network developed the website as part of a competitively awarded Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant. The grant was funded by EPA to combat the environmental and economic impacts of woody ornamental invasive species in the Great Lakes Basin.