Welcome to the
Tennessee Invasive Plant Council
TN-IPC in Tennessee
We 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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Fall Weed Wrangle in Oak Ridge, Nov. 2
This will be the last of three annual workdays at the Oak Ridge Cedar Barren. Located next to Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, the barren is a joint project of the City of Oak Ridge, the State Natural Areas Division, and Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning. One of just a few cedar barrens in East Tennessee, the area is subject to invasion by Chinese lespedeza, Japanese privet, autumn olive, mimosa, Nepal grass, multiflora rose, and woody plants that threaten the system’s prairie plants. Our spring, summer, and fall cleanups help to eliminate invasive plants and other shade-producing plants that prevent the prairie plants from getting needed nutrients and sunshine.
Volunteers should meet in the Jefferson Middle School parking lot at 9 a.m.; wear sturdy shoes and bring loppers, gloves, and water. The work session will conclude at noon with a pizza lunch for volunteers. For additional information, contact Tim Bigelow at Bigelowt2@mindspring.com or at (865) 607-6781.
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