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Welcome to, the official website of the Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic’s Plant Don’t Plant campaign!  The clinic, in cooperation with sponsors like Westchester Land Trust, has created the Plant Don’t Plant Card. Below, you will find a more comprehensive list of trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials that Hudson Valley residents are recommended to avoid planting, as well as those they should consider planting.

Please follow the following links for more information:

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Facts and Figures

How Do I Remove Invasive Species?

What Can I do to Stop the Spread of Invasives?


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 Invasive Spotlight:

  • Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), which resembles bamboo, is nearly impossible to eradicate by hand.



What type of plant are you interested in growing? Choose a category below to view the species you should and shouldn’t be allowing on your property:


Tree: Maple

Shown: Red Maple

Vines: virginia creeper

Shown: Virginia Creeper

Shrubs: Chokecherry

Shown: Chokecherry

Perennials: aster

Shown: Aster

Grasses: Microstegium

Shown: Japanese Stiltgrass

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