Overclassifying “invasive” species

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Trying to find some perspective on “invasive species”. I’ve been looking into Backyard Habitat certification, but the extensive list of “invasive species” you have to eradicate disturbs me. Yes, Ivy and Blackberries overgrowing and strangling all other plants is bad and I fight them off, but not every species that wasn’t here before humans or before last week needs to be “eradicated”. Looks like that is not just my sentiment:

Invasive Species: Pro And Con

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