Invasive plant species are non-native species that are introduced to an area and quickly become establish, often showing extremely aggressive behavior and displacing other plants. Invasive plants can be introduced by accident (e.g. seeds accidently packaged and transported on cargo ships), or on purpose as ornamental plants (e.g. burning bush was introduced for its fall foliage color). These non-native species are often limited in their natural habitats by pests, disease, or competition, but become unchecked in our region and can outcompete native species as they have no natural predators here. It is important to note though that not all non-native species are invasive, and some native species can be very aggressive in a garden. The James G. Kaskey Memorial Park is actively working on removing these from our Park to help preserve and protect ecosystems near by from further harm. Click below to read our Invasive Plant Policy as well as learn more about some of our current invasive targets we are working on removing.