Invasive Plant Management

Making a plan to remove the invasive plants on your property is arguably the most important thing you can do to preserve habitat, because once that habitat is destroyed, you will never be able to fully restore it.

Tools to uproot plants






(We aren't endorsing anyone, 

just pointing out options)

Invasive Plant Removal Contractors






Goat Busters



More typical removal methods:


Invasive Plant Control, Inc

Tennessee (but they serve Northern Virginia)


Gone Native Landscapes


Jeff Wolinski

Lovettsville, VA 

410-274-7678 (M)

540-882-4947 (O) 


Land + Forest Conservation Co

Fairfield, PA  


Conservation Services, Inc.

Verona, VA


Eastern Forest Consultants

Christiansburg, VA  


Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group

Afton, VA 


Natural Elements Plant Care

Amissville, VA 


Care of Trees

Sterling, VA 


Residential Reforestation

Brunswick, MD


FDC Enterpises

Lynchburg, VA   


Sustainable Solutions

Shepherdstown, WV 


Wild Ginger Field Services



Including Forestry Mulching:


JR Landworks

Aldie, VA 



Blue & Gray Contracting

Warrenton, VA


Grasshopper Tree Service

Rixeyville, VA



List by Blue Ridge PRISM

Suggested Priorities List

If you are dealing with a large number of invasive plants, you probably can't work on them all at once. Below is an example of a plan to prioritize your efforts.

One approach is to start from the top down, especially to relieve trees of the vines that are smothering and choking them. On the one hand, it is good to remove invasive trees early, especially Tree of Heaven (despite the chart below). On the other hand, if you take away too many trees at once, you open up the canopy and make it more vulnerable to invasives, so it may be best to get rid of Tree of Heaven first but remove other invasive trees incrementally.

To stabilize a steep slope after removing invasives such as English Ivy, you can put down a jute fiber net made for this purpose.

Don't kill the native vines!


The berries of native vines are an essential food source for birds, with the right nutritional content timed to their migrations. They do not damage the trees they are climbing on. Examples are native grapes, Virginia Creeper and Greenbrier, but there are many others.

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