Invasive plants have an adverse impact on Oregon’s water quality, tree cover, fish, and wildlife. Not only does if affect our habitat, it comes with high costs. “The Oregon Invasive Species Council estimates that invasive plants cost the U.S. economy $120 billion dollars annually. ” These high costs get passed down to you, the consumer. When farmers have to pay to control these invasive plants, the consumer gets the burden of that cost.
The city of Portland has an online poster with photos of invasive plants and lists instructions for proper removal for each plant species.
For more detailed information about invasive plants and how to remove them properly, click here!