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What to Plant:
Invasive, and Common Non-Native, Plant Alternatives

Maya Angelou once said, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” Many of the traditional ornamental plants we are familiar with have become problematic with time and climate change, with compounding issues in the future. Some are, or are highly likely to become, downright invasive. Many of these plants don’t cause issues in our immediate space, but are wreaking havoc on our wooded areas. (Burning bush…I’m looking at you)

Further Reading

Plant THIS, Not THESE!
Invasive, and Common Non-Native, Plants

This list is by far not exhaustive, but is intended to spark some ideas about replacing some of our most popular non-native ornamentals with highly beneficial and beautiful native alternatives. CLICK PHOTOS TO VIEW BETTER OPTIONS.

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