New Jersey is now considering a bill that would ban invasive plants from being sold within the state. FINALLY. For the life of me I cannot understand plant nurseries that purport to support the environment selling invasive plants! I have spoken to several and the answer is one you might expect…People want them, so we sell them. While I certainly understand the economic argument, it is misplaced.
I think that Mike Van Clef, the program director of the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team said it best. “It’s embrrassing” that NJ doesn’t yet have a law that seeks to control the problem.
We can do our part as well. Look for a list of invasive plants on the NJDEP website and DON’T BUY THEM.
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Supporters hopeful NJ will curb invasive species