Ecological Threats

Each natural community faces ecological threats that could change its defining features, leading to its decline.

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Rock Creek Park

Non-Native Invasive Plants

Hardy invasive non-native plants can get a foothold in this community. The harms caused by non-native invasive plants include competition with natives for soil nutrients, sunlight, and pollinators, and degradation of animal habitat. (* indicates non-native)

Diseases, Pests, and Other Threats

Current and potential ecological threats for the Mixed Oak / Health Forest in Rock Creek Park include the following: