If you have large stands of cattail taking over your wetland, you likely have one of the invasive cattails, and you should consider actions to control the cattail in order to make room for native plants in your wetland.
Garden valerian is a good example of how an invasive species can exist for many decades in small isolated pockets that don’t seem to be spreading, but then suddenly shows up everywhere.
Keep an eye on your wetland’s invasive plants by mapping them.
Trying to keep up with the constant spread of more and more invasive plants can be overwhelming as a landowner. We’re here to help you prioritize and be more effective and efficient. Part I