Invasive Species Spotlight: Japanese Barberry

You can often find Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) right in your own yard or nearby, as it has been a popular landscape plant for many decades. It is now banned from being sold in Maine, however, as it is highly invasive in our forests and can form dense stands that prevent trees and other native plants from growing. As deer and other herbivores prefer other plants, it gets a competitive boost from our large deer population. Fall is a good time of year to see … Continue reading Invasive Species Spotlight: Japanese Barberry