We are often asked how bad are invasive species and do we really need to control them? The first question, what might qualify as an invasive species? The non natives like Bush Honeysuckle and Japanese Honeysuckle are easy to identify as invasives. After that, it kind of becomes an “In the eye of the beholder” kind of thing. We are currently working with the Corps of Engineers to help control some of their “invasives.” In this case, that includes Serecia Lespedeza in addition to Winged Sumac & Honeylocust. The photo reveals the technique for getting on top of the sumac, notice the sea of Lespedza the driver of the UTV is navigating to get the applicator on target. Yes, invasive species are for real!