Tennessee Invasive Species

Mayor

Indya Kincannon
mayor@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System - Invasive Species Status Report by State

Visit this resource to check the status of an invasive species. First, click on your state, then choose your area of interest (insects, diseases, plants, animals). Counts are provided by category (i.e. vine, shrub, tree), by common name (i.e. Japanese honeysuckle or privet), and by number of species per county.
https://www.eddmaps.org/tools/statereport.cfm?id=us_tn


A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

A companion to the Management Guide below, this document provides accurate identification information for 56 different non-native trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, canes, ferns, and forbs. Several pictures of each species’ bark, flowers, stem, leaves, etc. are available along with descriptions.
https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs119.pdf


A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

A companion to the Field Guide above, this document provides detailed information on common invasive species management strategies along with safety information. Then, it offers specific management techniques for 56 different non-native species.
https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs131.pdf


Identification and Control of Non-Native Invasive Forest Plants in Tennessee

This resource provides comprehensive background information on invasive species and how they spread. In addition, it focuses on 9 particularly prevalent Tennessee invasive species (Tree-of-Heaven, Royal paulownia, Mimosa, Privet, Amur and Japanese honeysuckle, Kudzu, Chinese lespedeza, and Japanese grass) and provides control recommendations across 3 different life stages (large trees, saplings, and seedlings).
https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP627.pdf


Tennessee Invasive Plants

The Tennessee Invasive Plant Council’s Invasive Plants of Tennessee list includes the common and scientific names of both established invasive threats and emerging invasive threats. Clicking on a plant within the table will provide access to a full description of each plant along with pictures and management recommendations.
https://www.tnipc.org/invasive-plants