NCCISMA recognizes a number of invasive species as being Species of Local Concern. The Species of Local Concern group includes plants, insects and aquatic species that are already generally well established and fairly wide-spread in our region. Nevertheless, in specific locations and habitats many NCCISMA partners may want to pursue aggressive control efforts against these species to achieve specific management objectives.
Autumn olive is moderately shade tolerant and occurs on a variety of soil types. It spreads rapidly in old fields and is also found in open woods, along forest edges, roadsides, sand dunes, and other disturbed areas.
Autumn olive is a small tree that grows up to 20ft tall and 30ft wide. It has a wide form and dense branches.