Welcome to the
Tennessee Invasive Plant Council
TN-IPC in Tennessee
We may have updated our name, logo, Web site, and plant list, but our mission remains the same: to promote public awareness of the serious threats non-native invasive plants pose to natural areas and provide solutions to manage those threats. TN-IPC is a chapter member of the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council and the national organization, National Association of Invasive Plant Councils.
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TN-IPC List Revision, Public Comments and Response
The Tennessee Invasive Plant Council revised its list of invasive plant species in Tennessee and their category designations after months of research and peer review. The proposed list was posted for public review and comment over several weeks late last year. The new list, category designations, public comments, and TN-IPC’s responses may be viewed on this page. A brochure of TN-IPC’s new list is being printed and will be posted for download soon. Our site’s Invasive Plants page is currently undergoing revision to reflect these changes.
Post-Fire Planting Guide for Gatlinburg, TN
TN-IPC and Tennessee Native Plant Society developed the following landscape planting guide for residents in and around Gatlinburg, TN, affect by the wildfires in December 2016. This document points out 11 invasive plant species most likely to take advantage of this disturbance and how to recognize them as seedlings and young plants. In addition, it suggests several ornamental native plants as alternatives to the invasive species. Other agencies and organizations are also posting this document on their Web sites, including Tennessee Native Plant Society, Sevier County Master Gardeners Association, Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association, Sevier County Wild Ones, and Burn Safe Tennessee. Download the Gatlinburg Post-fire Planting Guide.
TN-IPC Newsletter Archive
Our electronic newsletter ended a while back, and TN-IPC relies on social media, Facebook and Twitter, to share news items, informational articles, and other relevant links on native as well as invasive plants. Newsletter issues are archived here for review.
Wildland Weeds Available Online
Wildland Weeds, the official quarterly publication of the Florida and Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Councils and all affiliated chapters, is available online, including all back issues dating to 1997. Articles cover current research, invasive plant biology, ecology and control methodology, taxonomy, impacts of exotic pest plants, and case studies. Wildland Weeds Library