The story of how a species escapes landscaping use and negatively impacts native ecosystems

This straightforward and engaging video tells the tale of the Japenese Barberry, a plant long used in landscaping that has escaped to populate native habitats. The story also clearly indicates, through the story of a single specific species, the process of how other non-native species can become invasive.

A new Japanese Barberry video by University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is available.  The video was jointly created by Angela Gupta with Extension, Emilie Justen with MDA and Audrey Robinson Favorito with Wild Carrot Productions.  They did a terrific job.