Chinese Tallow: A Threat to Texas’ Forests. Fourth of the “Dirty Dozen”

It is estimated that 100 million acres in the United States are already affected by invasive exotic plants. This acreage increases annually by an area twice the size of Delaware. Although the acreage of exotic plants in Texas is not known, foreign invasive species are having an increasingly negative impact on native plants and animals in the Lone Star State. The exotic pests discussed in the previous three articles currently are not known to be present or established in Texas; but this month’s pest, Chinese tallow, is well-known and has become widely distributed in the state.   Read More