Is Eastern Redcedar an Invasive Species?

Erin McCready Author
04/30/2019 Added
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Eastern redcedar is an invasive species in the Great Plains because its natural enemy—fire—has been nearly eliminated, causing a rapid expansion of cedar into environments where it was historically absent. Many invasive species overcome natural enemies through introductions into new geographic regions. Cedar in the Great Plains is a unique case of invasion where a natural enemy was overcame within a native range.

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