6 invasive plants in the Yukon and what you can do about them

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Invasive plant species are becoming a growing concern in the Yukon.

“There’s upwards of 20 [invasive] species and that list sort of fluctuates,” said Shonagh McCrindle, executive director of the Yukon Invasive Species Council.

Invasive plants spread, change the makeup of the soil and generally prevent native plant species from thriving in their natural environment.

Most of the invasive plants across the territory are in full bloom right now. The best way to manage them and minimize their long-term impact is to pull them out but what to do after that depends on the plant.

Here’s what to do with the six of the most common species across the Yukon.

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