(WHTM) – According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, burning bush It will be banned shortly after being designated as an alien species.
Burning bush is described by state policy makers as “a widely planted, non-native landscape shrub popular for its fire-truck-red foliage.”
of is said to be a shrub It reaches 15 feet in height and “once established, displaces native vegetation.” This is because they are highly adaptable, as they can thrive in a variety of environments.
The ban on sales is set to begin in early 2023, giving retailers a grace period.
The decision was made after a meeting by the Controlled Plants and Noxious Weeds Committee. The Commission has ruled on Chinese, European and border warts, banning their sale as a Class B noxious weed, in addition to burnt bush.
In Pennsylvania, weeds are classified into three classes:
Class A noxious weed
- Founded in Pennsylvania
- geographically restricted
- aimed at eradicating
Class B noxious weed
- Widely established in Pennsylvania
- hard to eradicate
Class C noxious weed
- Not known to exist in Pennsylvania
- Possesses a potential threat if introduced to the Commonwealth
- Listed on the Federal Noxious Weed List
Pennsylvania has more than 20 plants classified as Class B Poison Week. There are 19 plants classified as class A, and sailors are the only plants classified as class C.
There are about 140 invasive plants that the Pennsylvania Governor’s Council on Invasive Species has identified as having “the greatest current or potential adverse impact.”
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