To: President Donald Trump, The Oregon State House, The Oregon State Senate, Governor Kate Brown, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

SAVE THE WEST FROM SCOTCH BROOM

Invasive plants are considered innocent until proven guilty. By then, they are out of control and cost millions to eradicate when possible. Why allow nurseries to sell invasive foreign species. At least labeling should be required. Simple testing first would save billions.

Why is this important?

I bought Scotch Broom and now have to spend the rest of my life trying to rid my property of it. If I had known it is a take-over horror that interferes with natural plants, animals, birds, sidewalks and parking lots; it gravitates and fills clear cuts and that the seeds last 100 years I wouldn't have bought it.

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Reasons for signing

  • Agree ALL Invasive Plants need to be better Labeled and Controlled!!!
  • scotch broom has one of the worst pollens ever. It has pretty blooms but fills the air in western Washington with pollen that is very irritating, a totally foreign source of early summer hay fever. Wishing it could be eradicated but it already fills virtually every open space along highways. In a class with Kudzu as a b-i-g mistake to ever let it get started.
  • You can get a "Don't Plant a Pest" brochure from the California Invasive Plant Council here: http://www.cal-ipc.org/landscaping/dpp/