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emerald ash borerInvasive Insects: Achilles heels of the northern forest. Learn about hemlock woolly adelgid, the emerald ash borer, and the Asian longhorned beetle. Read more.

Invasive Plants: What can landowners do? Our stewardship staff talks about working with landowners to eradicate invasives. Read more.


Vermont Invaders A quick looks at five invasive plants affecting Vermont landowners. Read more.

common buckthorn

Difficult to control and at times tricky to identify, invasives pose a severe threat to native plants, trees, and animals in forest communities by outcompeting and aggressively monopolizing light, nutrients, soil, moisture, and space. The fact sheets below provide identification and eradication information on some of the most common invasives in Vermont.



General Resources on Invasive Species

Specific Insect Species Information

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)


Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALB)


Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)



Specific Plants Species Information (Alphabetical)

The resources listed below describe identification and eradication of many of Vermont’s Class A and B Noxious Weeds.

Black Swallow-wort
Common and Glossy Buckthorn
Common Reed
Eurasian Watermilfoil
Exotic Bush Honeysuckles
Garlic Mustard
Japanese Barberry
Japanese Honeysuckle
Japanese Knotweed
Multiflora Rose
Norway Maple
Oriental Bittersweet
Pale Swallow-wort
Purple Loosestrife General
Russian/Autumn Olive
Smooth Bedstraw
Water Chestnut
Wild Chervil


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