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Old 07-16-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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What are the most invasive trees in FL, what are the worst of them?

Malaleuca and Australian pine. Brazilian pepper also would make the list.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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I think you hit the nail on the head there. None of them serve any good purpose.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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I think you hit the nail on the head there. None of them serve any good purpose.
Well someone seems to think they are good trees, but actual facts prove otherwise. They are destructive to other trees, and to sinuses....
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Bad tree, basically a big weed, destructive, and irritating to some peoples sinuses.

Melaleuca quinquenervia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not so bad, used for medicinal purposes, also NOT found in FL.

Melaleuca alternifolia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:05 PM
 
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Well someone seems to think they are good trees, but actual facts prove otherwise. They are destructive to other trees, and to sinuses....
Maleleucas were brought in last century, before WW2, to help drain the everglades. This was before anyone knew what invasive species, etc were all about. Once people realized they were bad, it was too late.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Brazilian pepper is an evil, evil, tree. I also see a lot of mimosa and taro.

Here is the latest (2009) list from the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, it is broken up by area of Florida (north, central, south). Category I plants are known to be causing problems, Category II are plants they are keeping an eye on that may be elevated to category I at some point in the future.

Florida EPPC 2009 Invasive Plant List
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Maleleucas were brought in last century, before WW2, to help drain the everglades. This was before anyone knew what invasive species, etc were all about. Once people realized they were bad, it was too late.
Then they began putting them at the sand dunes to prevent sand erosion, and it made it worse thereafter.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Interesting to see extremely common landscaping shrubs like lantana, nadina, and Mexican petunia on the invasive species list.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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I don't know about South Florida, but up here in the extreme NW panhandle, it's "popcorn trees" (Chinese Tallow). They pop up everywhere.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Brazilian Pepper is the worst.

Australian Pine isnt that bad, it's just thirsty.
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