Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
Many invasive species are now beginning to develop mature seed. Here are some ways you can do your part to prevent spreading their seed:
- Avoid mowing invasive species with seed. Seed will travel with the mower and likely remain on the mower to be spread into new areas.
- Beware of seeds found on your boots or clothing. They may be in the mud between your boot treads or attached to your clothes like Velcro. Use a boot brush to clean your boots and check for seeds on your clothing.
- Seeds may also attached to treads on bikes, ATV, and stroller tires. Spray down tires to remove mud and plant parts.
Invasive plants can harm ecosystems and choke out beneficial native plants. Always be vigilant to prevent the spread of invasive species!