Monday, 22 April 2013

So I looked up abit on the Environmental and economic impact of invasive tree species heres what I found:
-reduction in stream flow and available water;
-loss of potentially productive land;
-loss of grazing potential;
-poisoning of humans and livestock
-increasing costs of fire protection and increasing damage in wildfires;
-increasing soil erosion following fires in heavily invaded areas;
-siltation of dams;
-changing soil nutrient status;
-loss of biological diversity and threat to native plant species;
-changing biomass of ecosystems;
-changing habitat suitability for native animal species; and
-hybridization with local related genera ,thus exchanging genes.

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