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The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) aims to prevent the spread of invasive species which can cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Some examples of invasive plants include:

  • Golden Bamboo
  • Yellow Groove Bamboo
  • Wineberry
  • Porcelain Berry
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Autumn Olive

Learn about invasive plants and get a full list of invasive plant species.

You can report invasive plants to DEC.

By Email

Send your report to: central.dispatch@dec.ny.gov

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Division: Invasive Plants Hotline
  • Phone Number: (718) 482-4922
  • Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

You can get help from DEC in identifying a hogweed.

You may be asked to describe the plant's:

  • Height
  • Stem color
  • Leaf shape
  • Flower color
  • Shape

You will also be asked to provide photos and site information. You should avoid touching the plant. If you think you have been affected by a hogweed plant, it is recommended for you to see a physician.

Online

Learn about Hogweed plants.

E-mail DEC at ghogweed@dec.ny.gov.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Division: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Local Office
  • Phone Number: (845) 256-3111
  • Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM