Numerous articles have been penned extolling the virtues of native plants. The West Virgina Native Plant Society has posted this article
Exotics or invasive species squeeze out natives and diminish populations of both flora and fauna.
In order to preserve our native ecosystems we need to recognize the importance of our natives.
This stand of sumac was a mass of shrubs when we became the caretakers of this farmstead.
We carefully thinned out the stand and today we have sumac trees which feed our native bird population.
If you have Staghorn sumac growing on your property consider allowing them to reach their full potential.
Both you and native wildlife will be rewarded!