Advocacy / Invasive Species
UPDATE TO NEW YORK STATE INVASIVE SPECIES LAW
As of May 2015, the following cultivars are conditionally exempt from the New York State Law, NYCRR 575 Prohibited & Regulated Invasive Species:
Berberis thundbergii Aurea (Golden Japanese Barberry)
Miscanthus sinensis “My Fair Maiden” (My Fair Maiden Chinese Silver Grass)
Euonymous fortunei Kewensis (Dwarf Wintercreeper)
Euonymous fortunei “Vanilla Frosting” (Vanilla Frosting Wintercreeper)
UPDATE TO SUFFOLK COUNTY INVASIVE SPECIES LAW
An amendment to the Suffolk County Invasive Species Law, IR 1642 was adopted by the full legislature at the October 6, 2015 general meeting. The resolution reads as follows:
Under section 466-11 Sale or distribution prohibited a clause was added:
B. This prohibition shall not apply to any invasive species that is exempted by New York State as a cultivar that is sterile or lacks reproductive parts, pursuant to 6 NYCRR 575.8.
What this means is that all exempted cultivars listed for the New York State Invasive Species Law ARE ALSO exempt from the Suffolk County legislation.
DO YOU HAVE A CULTIVAR YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE EXEMPT FROM THE LAW?
You can request that a cultivar to be reviewed to determine if it meets the requirements of exemption by submitting a Cultivar Assessment Request Form. If you would like a copy of the Cultivar Assessment Request Form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org