Cutting bush honeysuckle stems with chainsaw. Photo by Scott Woodbury.

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Callery Pear Buy-back Event 4/26/22

Callery Pear Buy-back Event 4/26/22

HOW TO SIGN UP & GET ONE FREE TREE Are you ready to get a free replacement tree? Signing up is easy. (Want to know which species of replacement trees are available for your location? See step 2 below.) Step 1: Choose your location and click the link below to sign...

How Bradford pear threatens open lands

"Callery pear seedlings are moving further and further into the countryside, away from the suburbs and cities from whence the problem sprang," writes Brett O'Brien, Natural Resources Supervisor for Columbia, Missouri Department of Parks & Recreation. Here is why...

We Value Your Input: Education Tools Survey

Complete the survey below (or click here to open in a new window) survey regarding educational tools to identify and control invasive plants. We have developed a statewide assessment of 142 invasive plants, a printable list of top 25 expanding invasive plants in...

Help Stop Invasive Species: Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force presents Top 25 Expanding Invasive Plants list for public education during National Invasive Species Awareness Week Part I — February 22–28, 2021

Contact: [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Help Stop Invasive Species: Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force presents Top 25 Expanding Invasive Plants list for public education during National Invasive Species Awareness Week Part I — February 22–28, 2021...

Awards Presented for Invasive Plant Action in Missouri

Awards Presented for Invasive Plant Action in Missouri

New awards program of the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force to recognize exemplary work in invasive plant early detection and control.  As public awareness grows about the harmful effects of invasive plants, the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) bestowed new...

2020 Award Nominations

MPF, its Grow Native! program, and the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP), which MPF administers, is now accepting nominations for its  MPF awards  (prairie pioneer, prairie professional, prairie communicator, prairie volunteer, and prairie landowner);  Grow...

Sudden Oak Death confirmed in Missouri

Consumers should properly dispose of infected rhododendrons and lilac plants [link to release] JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Agriculture, in coordination with USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service, has detected ramorum blight on rhododendron...

Invasive to Watch This Month

Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei) is a vigorous vine that invades forest openings and margins. It grows across the ground, displacing herbaceous plants and seedlings and climbs trees high into the tree canopy by clinging to the bark.