Species: 

Broussonetia papyrifera

Common Name: 

paper mulberry

Systems Affected (standardized): 

disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland, riparian/aquatic, urban/garden

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

NE, SE

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Impacts: 

displaces native vegetation. Due to a shallow root system, the trees are often susceptible to being blown down in high winds. has the capability of massive water consumption, a reason why they are more often seen around water, but also slowing the flow of water in channels and suppressing the growth of other plants. These channels not only provide water but also work as a dispersal source for the seeds. The huge canopy of the tree besides covering the outsized area provides shade over the closely growing trees and local shrubs, which creates competition for light, space and water. Damaged ecosystem services
Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Negatively impacts human health
Reduced native biodiversity

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

The fruits of B. papyrifera are consumed by many types of birds and other small animals which are thought to disseminate the seeds. Water may also play a role of dispersal alongside water courses or irrigation channels.

Info Blurb: 

Displaces native vegetation and consumes high volumes of water, slowing the flow in channels and suppressing growth of other plants. Seeds are dispersed by birds and other small animals. Water may also play a role in dispersal.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

OWL

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

TX, KS, MO, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE