Forest invasive species can pose a threat to Minnesota's urban and community forests which provide important environmental, social and economic services such as reduced storm water run-off, improved air quality, energy conservation, improved public health, and increased property values. Urban and community forestry professionals and homeowners alike can play a role in preventing and reducing impacts from invasive species by following the practices outlined in this manual.
Terrestrial Invasive Species Educational Resources and Publications
Terrestrial Invasive Species Identification
This poster focuses on the invasive pest Emerald ash borer (EAB). The back of the poster contains information on where EAB came from, identifying ash tree, identifying EAB, firewood connection and much more.
Size: 20" x 30"
Identification guide for 10 common invasive plants (common tansy, wild parsnip, spotted knapweed, leafy spurge, orange hawkweed, Siberian elm, common buckthorn, Amur maple, garlic mustard, exotic honeysuckles).
A field guide for the identification and management of more than 35 species of invasive plants (purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore). This guide is currently out of print. Alternative identification guides include:
- Minnesota Noxious Weeds by the MN Department of Transportation
- Ring-bound version available for purchase at Minnesota's bookstore
- A field guide to terrestrial invasive plants in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- A field guide to invasive plants of the Midwest by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Several priority invasive species are featured in this handy format, which provides keys to identification, photos of each species, and links to further information and resources. The calendar is an excellent source for land and resource managers, teachers, and others who are interested in learning more about these threats to Minnesota's natural resources.
Featured species and topics in the 2015 calendar include: Killer shrimp, Plant pest quarantines, Climate change, Mountain pine beetle, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers, Yellow iris, Giant hogweed, Spotted knapweed biocontrol, Dock and lift pathway, Non-native common reed, Tubenose goby, and Holiday décor pathway
A compilation list of Minnesota and Federal Noxious Weeds.
Terrestrial Invasive Species Management
Brochure on identification and management of common and glossy buckthorn and suggested native plants for restoration.
Size: 8.5" x 11"
This poster focuses on some of the non-native plants that are invading Minnesota's forests and fields. The back of the poster contains information on definitions, how to control invasive plants, and a calendar of "Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management."
Size: 24" X 24"
This poster explains the harmful effects of earthworms on hardwood forests.
Size: 20" x 30"
Feel free to print copies directly from the pdf. Alternatively you may request copies of the above publications.