Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat. This book provides the latest information on how to organize and enact prevention programs, build strategies, implement integrated procedures for management, and proceed towards site rehabilitation and restoration. Effective control prescriptions are provided for 56 nonnative plants and groups currently invading the forests of the 13 Southern States.
A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
USDA Forest Service General Technical Report SRS-131
(NOTE: Large PDF file!)
The objective of this book is to provide information on accurate identification of 56 plants or groups (like the many invasive roses) that are aggressively invading forests of the 13 Southern States at alarming rates. It also lists other nonnative invasive plants that are of growing concern. A companion booklet, “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants of Southern Forests,” explains control recommendations, selective application procedures, and prevention measures for these and other plant invaders.
A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
USDA Forest Service General Technical Report SRS-119
(NOTE: Very large PDF file!)