- Author: Karey Windbiel-Rojas
In the last week, we have highlighted some invasive species that damage and threaten California's natural resources. If you missed any of our posts, click on the species listed below.
- Sudden oak death
- Brown marmorated stink bug
- Tree squirrels
- Shot hole borers and Fusarium
Help Reduce the Spread of Invasives
Prevention is the most effective strategy to manage invasive species. Here are some actions you can take to help make a difference.
- Avoid spreading forest pests. Don't move firewood: buy it where you burn it. Sudden oak death and shot hole borers can easily spread when plant material from an infested area is moved to a new area.
- Remove invasive plants from your property. Plant non-invasive or native plants instead. Find information in the Pest Notes: Wood Weed Invaders.
- Learn how to minimize spread of invasive pests while enjoying the outdoors such as when boating or hiking.
- Report any suspected invasive species to your local county ag commissioner, UC Cooperative Extension office, or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Learn about other invasive species in your area.
Additional resources on invasive species include UC IPM Exotic and Invasive Pests, UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research, California Invasive Plant Council, PlantRight, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Weed Research and Information Center, and California Firewood Task Force./h2>