Control & Disposal

Invasive species can be controlled through a number or combination of treatment options such as chemical, mechanical, and biological control. Each species and site requires careful consideration of management practice, and almost all require an integrated, adaptive management approach that requires multiple control efforts implemented over various seasons. Long term monitoring and management of native restoration sites is the only way to build a resilient landscape and ensure that invasive species don't re-colonize and spread.

Invasive species management plans should also include a disposal method that ensures the species will not spread to previously cleared or new areas. Depending on many factors, it may be safer and more effective to hire a professional to help you manage and properly dispose of invasive species.

CONTROL & DISPOSAL RESOURCES

Field Identification Guide to Invasive Plants in Michigan’s Natural Communities

Local Contractors List

Michigan’s Citizens Guide to IS Disposal

Waste Management’s Invasive Plant Disposal