Invasive plants are a problem on a large scale, disrupting local ecosystems, but they can also be a problem on a small scale too when they take over your landscaping and compete with the plants you want. Fight back against stubborn invasive plants with Anderson’s Tree Care Specialists’s invasive plant management services. We simplified invasive plant management, so you can get back to landscaping you love.
Call Anderson’s Tree Care Specialists today and schedule your invasive plant removal service. We will identify, remove, and prevent invasive plants with our comprehensive invasive plant management service.
Which Invasive Plants Do We Have in San Jose?
Knowing which plants are invasive in your area is the first step in preserving the health of your landscape. Some common invasive plants in San Jose include:
- French Broom (Genista monspessulana): Known for its vibrant yellow flowers, this dense shrub will quickly take over any area.
- Algerian Ivy (Hedera algeiensis): This ivy with lobed, glossy leaves poses a significant threat to native plants. It is a fast-growing, climbing plant that will smother any plants in its path.
- Iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis): Iceplant is an aggressive, ground-cover succulent with white to pink spiky flowers.
- Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana): Pampas grass has gained popularity with its tall plume-like flower heads, but this grass will spread rapidly and overtake many native species.
How do You Know if You Have Invasive Plants in Your Yard?
It’s not always easy to tell whether a plant is invasive or a thriving local plant. If you suspect you have invasive plants on your property, Anderson’s Tree Care Specialists’s ISA-certified arborists are here to help.
We will identify species and design a personalized invasive species elimination plan to stop these unwanted invaders. Our arborists have over 28 years of experience in removing and preventing invasive plants in San Jose while safeguarding the health of your native landscape.
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Invasive Plant FAQs
Invasive plants will often take over an area, outcompeting native plants for resources and reducing an area’s biodiversity. If left unchecked, invasive plants can cause the following issues:
- Outcompeting Native Plants: Invasive species will often grow uncontrollably due to the lack of natural predators and competition in the area. This can disrupt native plants and cause a decline in ecologically important natural flora.
- Impact on Pollinators and Wildlife: Invasive plants significantly impact pollinators and wildlife that depend on native plants. They disrupt the balance of local ecosystems, depriving native fauna of essential nutrients, shelter, and resources.
- Soil Degradation and Water Flow Alteration: Invasive plants can alter soil composition and disrupt nutrient cycles through their unique root systems. This can cause changes in water and nutrient movement, leading to increased runoff and erosion, which hinders the thriving of local species.
When an invasive species takes over a new area, it often lacks natural predators or competition, allowing it to grow and reproduce rapidly. Invasive plants can also be immune to common pests or diseases in the area, often leading to unmanageable growth.
Stopping the prolific spread of invasive plants can be difficult without the help of a professional, but by taking the following steps, you can prevent the spread of invasive plants:
- Clean outdoor gear: After spending time outdoors, thoroughly clean all items to ensure you did not pick up an invasive hitchhiker.
- Boot brush stations: Boot brush stations along hiking trails will help remove invasive seeds.
- Pet care: Clean your pet’s paws to stop them from bringing invasive seeds home
Native landscaping: Choose thriving native plants for your landscaping.
- Removal: Immediately remove any invasive species found in your yard.
- Mulch: Mulch helps stop the spread of seeds and acts as a weed barrier.
It can be difficult to remove invasive species without harming native plants. Pulling invasive plants by hand will also help keep their population in check, but Anderson’s Tree Care Specialists recommends seeking professional assistance to create an environmentally conscious plan to eliminate invasive plants.
Professional Invasive Plant Control Services
When left unchecked, invasive species wreak havoc on the local ecosystem and take over your landscaping. Let Anderson’s Tree Care Specialists take the lead. Our team has extensive local knowledge and knows how to effectively eliminate invasive plants from your yard and keep your native plants thriving. Whether you have a small yard or manage a municipality, our expert team will help stop invasive plants from invading your community.
If you are worried about invasive plants in your yard, call Anderson’s Tree Care Specialists for expert advice and removal.
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