Invasive Species Management Strategy
The Strategy's goal is to address the control over Invasive Species.
Invasive species are any plant species that has been introduced and exerts substantial negative effects on native biota, wildlife habitats, economic values or human health.
Commons invasive species in London include;
- Glossy and European Buckthorn
- Japanese Knotweed
- Giant Hogweed
- Dog Strangling Vine
Residents are encouraged to plant native species instead, which do a better job of supporting the Carolinian ecosystem. For those looking for more information on the benefits of planting native vs. invasive species, check out Doug Tallamy's research. You can also check out the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority's information about invasives in ESA's. ReForest London offers lots of information about picking a native tree for your yard. Carolinian Canada also provides information on where you can buy native species locally.
- Invasive Species Management was included in the City's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan