Applications for a free Cook County invasive plant trade-in program now open

Applications for a free Cook County invasive plant trade-in program now open

ByTony Smith through

Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:58PM

COOK COUNTY (TOC) — A brand new program in Cook dinner County will quickly permits residents to trade-in an invasive tree or shrub for a free substitute.

In September, organizers from West Cook dinner Wild Ones will give residents a chance to get a free native plant in trade for the removing of an invasive species (record under). This system’s mission is to assist remove invasive vegetation species within the space. In line with Stephanie Walquist, with West Cook dinner Wild Ones, invasive plant species hurt native ecosystems by wiping out native vegetation species. Walquist added invasive vegetation might value billions of {dollars} by injury to ecosystems and value to revive pure habitats.

resident can apply for the free program by clicking right here.

West Cook dinner Wild Ones will probably be concentrating on the the next timber or shrubs as a result of these are the woody vegetation doing essentially the most injury in native pure areas:

BarberryBurning BushHoneysuckle ShrubCallery PearBuckthorn

Listed here are native plant species being provided:

ChokecherryWild HazelnutPraire WillowOakBlack CherryAmerican Plum

For extra info on the standards and different sources, click on right here.

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