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TN-IPC List Revision and Public Comment
The Tennessee Invasive Plant Council has revised its list of invasive plant species in Tennessee. In the process, we also revised the categories. After months of research and peer review, the proposed list was posted for public review and comment. The public comment period is now over, but the new list and category designations may be viewed on this page. TN-IPC’s responses to all comments will be posted in the next few days.
TN-IPC Board Meeting
The next board meeting will be in May. Date, time, and location are not yet determined.
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 in December 2016. 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, launched our new Web site, and have now updated our plant list. 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. 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.