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NON-NATIVE PLANTS: "INVASIVE SPECIES" OR "EVOLVING ECOSYSTEMS"?
Too many environmentalists, preservationists, and land managers are using toxic chemicals to kill non-native species, harming both human health and the environment. They've been convinced by academics and the chemical industry into thinking that they are protecting native species, when they are really growing the market for toxic chemicals.
We should consider non-natives an inevitable evolution in plant diversity.
The other thing to keep in mind is the reason for using pesticides to begin with. If thereís a disease, itís often because of manmade changes to the environment, such as dams and monocultures (i.e., farming, lawns and pine plantations) are not healthy situations to begin with. And many other perceived ďharmfulĒ situations arenít so bad after all. Basically, itís better to let nature take its course. Here is a good article on that subject, with the exception of one mention of chemical dousing - https://patch.com/missouri/eureka-wildwood/tent-caterpillars-have-taken-to-walking-now-87fb749a
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GREAT VIDEO:HOW AN INVASIVE PLANT SAVED THE NEW ZEALAND RAIN FOREST - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VZSJKbzyMc&feature=youtu.be