Seeing green isn’t always a good thing.

We’re all eager for signs of spring, but seeing green isn’t always a good thing. Urban woodlands in Northwest Arkansas turn green weeks earlier than the surrounding countryside, and it’s not cause for celebration. Bush honeysuckle  and other invasive plants leaf out earlier than native plants, robbing woodland wildflowers and tree seedlings of the sunlight they need to grow. 


photo courtesy University of Arkansas Herbarium

Learn more about how we are using best management practices in our developments.


Check out the City of Fayetteville’s guide to invasive plants and native alternatives.

Audubon  provides suggestions of bird-friendly natives by ZIP code.

Beaver Watershed Alliance and Illinois River Watershed Partnership have lots of great resources, including free native plants for property-owners.

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