National Invasive Species Awareness Week
28 Feb - 4 Mar


Webinar Series

Check out our webinar series covering invasive species topics! 

New Invasive Plant Fact Sheet!

New OSU Extension Fact Sheet about Chinese Tallow.


The Chinese Tallow, or simply Tallow Tree, is used primarily as an ornamental landscape tree because of its colorful fall foliage.  Unfortunately, it has proven to be invasive in a wide variety of habitats in boarding states.  Learn more about this plant and how to eradicate it if you find - Download the fact sheet!

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Membership funds contribute to:

  • small grants fund

  • development and printing of outreach materials

  • student scholarships to related conferences​


Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia,

The invasive Callery Pear

The problem!​​

The callery pear (Pryus calleryana) is a medium- sized tree that has commonly been used as an ornamental due to its’ showy white flowers in early spring and beautiful fall foliage. This rapidly growing tree provides shade around homes and commercial property and birds consume the fruit. There are both thorned and thornless cultivars. The Bradford pear or Chanticleer pear are common cultivars that show resistance to disease and pests and tolerate a range of environmental conditions.

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