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TN-IPC List Revision and Public Comment
The Tennessee Invasive Plant Council is revising its list of invasive plant species in Tennessee. In the process, we also revised the categories. After months of research and peer review, we have posted the proposed list for public review and comment. Please visit this page to view the list and category designations. The public comment period is now over. All comments will be gathered and answered in one document. Thanks.
TN-IPC Board Meeting
The next board meeting will be in December at the Innovations in Invasive Species Management Workshop in Nashville noted below. Date and time are not yet set.
Invasive Species Management Conference & Workshop
Innovations in Invasive Species Management & Workshop will take place December 13-15, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Co-hosts are Invasive Plant Control, Inc., the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s Invasive Species Working Group, TN-IPC, SE-EPPC, and NAIPC. Presentation topics include use of drones, staging Weed Wrangles, mapping, pollinator habitat management, native plant restoration, managing sensitive areas, and public communication among others. Outdoor demonstrations of equipment are planned. Complete information and registration may be found here.
Webinars on Invasive Species
Wildlife Habitat Council will be hosting Webinars on Sept. 13 and Oct. 11, 2017. The September Webinar is a general introduction to the problem of invasive species. The October Webinar will provide useful resources and proven techniques for preventing, detecting and controlling invasive species. Visit the Wildlife Habitat Council site for details.
Central States Forest Soils Workshop, Oct. 10-13, 2017
The 37th Annual Central States Forest Soils Workshop will be held in the Monteagle/Sewanee area of the southern Cumberland Plateau. See the attached documents for registration information and the latest agenda. Register by September 25th to avoid late registration fees! Forest Soils Workshop Forest Soils Agenda
Post-Fire Planting Guide for Gatlinburg, TN
TN-IPC and Tennessee Native Plant Society developed the following landscape planting guide for residents in and around Gatlinburg, TN, affect by the wildfires last December. This document points out 11 invasive plant species most likely to take advantage of this disturbance and how to recognize them as seedlings and young plants. In addition, it suggests several ornamental native plants as alternatives to the invasive species. Other agencies and organizations are also posting this document on their Web sites, including TNPS, Sevier County Master Gardeners Association, Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association, Sevier County Wild Ones, and Burn Safe Tennessee. Download the Gatlinburg Post-fire Planting Guide.
Download the Wildland Weeds Insert of TN-IPC’s 2009 Plant List
TN-IPC in Tennessee
It’s been an exciting time for TN-IPC. We changed our name, adopted a new logo, and launched our new Web site! The content and layout from our old site has a new look, but the resources you’ve come to depend on are all here, including our invasive plants’ information database and native plant landscaping brochures. We’re also in the midst of revising our invasive plant list. More on that as things progress. Enjoy our new site, and contact us if we can be of help.
Our mission is to improve public awareness of the serious threats invasive pest plants pose to natural areas and provide solutions to manage those threats. TN-IPC is a chapter member of the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council and the national organization, National Association of Invasive Plant Councils.
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Farewell TN-IPC Newsletter
Our electronic newsletter is riding off into the sunset. TN-IPC will rely on social media, Facebook and Twitter, to share news items, informational articles, and relevant links on native as well as invasive plants. Many thanks to our board member Belinda Ferro for her work spanning four years to keep us better informed. All newsletter issues are archived here for review.
Wildland Weeds Available Online
Wildland Weeds, the official quarterly publication of the Florida and Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Councils and all affiliated chapters, is now available online, including all back issues dating to 1997. Articles cover current research, invasive plant biology, ecology and control methodology, taxonomy, impacts of exotic pest plants, and case studies. Wildland Weeds Library
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Invasive Species Alert List
These are plant species for which more information is needed to determine their invasiveness in the state. Some may not yet occur in Tennessee but are found in nearby states. These species have invasive characteristics such as rapid growth and high fruit/seed production and are known to be invasive in similar habitats to those found in Tennessee or are listed as a severe threat in adjacent states or pose substantial management difficulties where they occur. Through this list, TN-IPC hopes to gather information about their spread in the state. Contact us to Report Invasive Plant if these species are sighted.
Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis
Elaeagnus angustifolia L.
Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv.
Ligustrum japonicum Thunb.
Lonicera fragrantissima Lindl. & Paxton
Nandina domestica Thunb.
Tussilago farfara L.
Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC.