Essay On Kudzu

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Invasive species are causing harm and killing the rest of the native plants and animals.The insect,the ash borer, deadly to trees, has threatened millions of ash in the Midwest in recent years. This bug is originally native to Asia. Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm. One invasive plant is Kudzu. Kudzu is a vine that climbs over trees and bushes and grows so rapidly that it kills plants by keeping them from getting |any sunlight. This plant was brought by Japanese for America’s 100th birthday. They created beautiful designs using Kudzu. Soon people would put it in their backyard for a decoration but soon it spread out of control. It is killing the rest of its environment by using up their resources and shielding the sunlight so that they all die. Kudzu grows rapidly and is currently take up 150,000 acres a year. It also resists plant killer which makes it much harder to get rid of. Which is causing problems for other…show more content…
Then attached them to the bottoms of boats carried over into the great lakes. Which then spread all around the waters of the Great Lakes. Zebra mussels are a problem because they filter water, up to a liter per day, to eat the plankton. Since the zebra mussels eat a lot of plankton, they compete with fish for food. They also clog pipes by forming colonies inside of the pipes. Then the water cannot flow through the pipes as easily. These invasive species are causing harm to our native plants and animals. When coming from another country people should be more careful and think through what they are bringing over here, and if it will cause harm. Invasive species are a real threat and can be a big problem in the

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