Terrestrial Invasive Species

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Plant Exchanges and Invasives

Watch out for invasives at neighborhood plant exchanges—they look similar to natives but can destroy your garden. Check out this guide to terrestrial invasives before planting.


Prevent the Spread

The best way to protect our natural areas from terrestrial invasive species is to prevent the spread of new invasives.
Learn what you can do »

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Don't Take Firewood Along for The Ride

Help protect Minnesota's trees. Harmful, invasive diseases and pests can be lurking in firewood. Buy local firewood to avoid moving these unwanted hitchhikers.
Learn what you can do »

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2020 Invasive Species Calendar

Learn about invasive species management success stories and key invasive species.
Check out the calendar »