Many plants now labelled as “invasive” were originally introduced horticulturally. Assessing horticultural plants for invasive potential is not normally practiced before importing and introducing plants into new environments. In fact, up to 85% of 235 woody plant species introduced to the United States and used in landscaping have been identified as invasive to some extent.  As we work on managing the "Chaotic Exotics" that have already escaped cultivation in our area, we would ask that residents please plant responsibly and contact the CRD's Invasive Plant Management program for further information.


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