Invasive plants pose a real threat to the vegetation habitats in our area. Such plants can be described as any vegetation that is not native to the area, spreads quickly, and causes economic, environmental, or human harm. Plants growing in their native habitats are kept in balance by pests, herbivores, and other factors. When a plant is introduced to a new area without those maintenance factors, it can quickly spread and take the growth resources from existing plants causing them to die out. This process oftentimes can completely alter the native ecosystem...it's a plant "invasion!”
Penn State Extension Chester County is a wealth of information and offers workshops and conferences on a variety of topics. Located in the Government Services Center in West Chester, 601 Westtown Road, Suite 370. You can contact them by email or 610-696-3500. Also check out their website.