Bee Bee trees, invasive?

Asked December 5, 2017, 12:43 PM EST

I planted several bee bee trees at the suggestion of a CMBA Master Beekeeper. Now my sister tells me they are invasive. Is this accurate? Should I cut them down? Thank you,

Baltimore County Maryland invasive trees bee bee trees

1 Response

Yes, bee bee trees have been found to be spreading beyond their planted areas and out-compete native flora. It is considered invasive by the Maryland Invasive Species Council.
It is up to you whether to remove or not.
Here is a recent blog-post from our Maryland Grows blogpost concerning bee bee trees to help you decide: https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/2017/11/10/the-buzz-about-bee-bee-tree-a-new-invader-in-maryland/#more...

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