City of Tallahassee Announces Plan to Target Invasive Plant Species in City Parks

Posted at 4:37 PM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 15:02:30-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee announced a new program to reduce invasive plants in city parks. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will help treat eight city parks for invasive plant species.

Those parks include Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, Tom Brown Park, A.J. Henry Park, Timberlane Ravine Park, Governor's Park, Barnette and Sally Allen Nature Preserve, and Indian Head Acres Park.

Plants targeted will be primarily Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) Category I species including, but not limited to, Coral Ardisia, Nandina, Japanese Climbing Fern, Chinese Tallow Tree, Glossy Privet, Chinese Privet, Kudzu, Air Potato and Tropical Soda Apple.

Work begins today and should last through the end of the year. The parts of the parks being targeted may be closed for brief periods of time.

Portions of certain parks and trails may be closed for brief periods of time. Notices will be posted in the affected area and on the City's Park Notices webpage here. 

For questions, comments or to find out about volunteer opportunities, you can contact Park Management Specialist Eric Mason at 850-509-5746 or or Senior Planner Susan Tanski at 850-933-0345 or