Welcome to the
Tennessee Invasive Plant Council
TN-IPC in 2017
It’s been an exciting time for TN-IPC. We changed our name, adopted a new logo, and launched our new Web site! The content and layout from our old site has a new look, but the resources you’ve come to depend on are all here, including our invasive plants’ information database and native plant landscaping brochures. TN-IPC’s email newsletter provides interesting articles and the scoop on area happenings three times a year. We’re also in the midst of revising our invasive plant list. More on that as things progress. Enjoy our new site, and contact us if we can be of help.
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 last December. 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 TNPS, 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 Board Meeting
The next board meeting will be May 3, 2017, in Nashville at 10:00 a.m. CST.
Free Webinar April 20
National Association of Invasive Plant Councils is hosting a free webinar April 20, 3:00 p.m. EDT. The topic is “Working with Industry on Reducing the Spread of Invasive Ornamental Plants” with speakers Mark Renz (Univ. of Wisconsin Madison, MIPN) and Kurt Dreisilker (Morton Arboretum, MIPN). Register here.
North American Invasive Species Forum, May 9-11, 2017, Savannah, GA
The North American Invasive Species Forum (formerly Weeds Across Borders) is a biennial conference of professionals and organizations involved in invasive species management, research, and regulation in North America. Forum includes the latest information on policy and cross-border coordination of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species management – including discussions on innovative and effective approaches for collaboration with indigenous and tribal groups, local communities, government agencies, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and other stakeholders – with the objective of outlining a continental Strategic Framework for aquatic and terrestrial invasive species across North America. It will be held at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah, GA. Visit the link above for more information and registration.
Download the Wildland Weeds Insert of TN-IPC’s 2009 Plant List
TN-IPC’s newsletters feature news items, informational articles, and relevant links on native as well as invasive plants. Issues are archived and available for review.
TN-IPC in Tennessee
Our mission is to improve public awareness of the serious threats invasive pest 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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Wildland Weeds Available Online
Wildland Weeds, the official quarterly publication of the Florida and Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Councils and all affiliated chapters, is now 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
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Invasive Species Alert List
These are plant species for which more information is needed to determine their invasiveness in the state. Some may not yet occur in Tennessee but are found in nearby states. These species have invasive characteristics such as rapid growth and high fruit/seed production and are known to be invasive in similar habitats to those found in Tennessee or are listed as a severe threat in adjacent states or pose substantial management difficulties where they occur. Through this list, TN-IPC hopes to gather information about their spread in the state. Contact us to Report Invasive Plant if these species are sighted.
Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis
Elaeagnus angustifolia L.
Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv.
Ligustrum japonicum Thunb.
Lonicera fragrantissima Lindl. & Paxton
Nandina domestica Thunb.
Tussilago farfara L.
Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC.