possible change in importation rules (NAPPRA)

penstemon penstemon@Q.com
Sun, 22 May 2016 16:43:50 PDT

>So is unregulated import of unknown plants a good idea until something  goes wrong? Then try to clean up the environment after?   Who pays for the clean up of plants tossed from a private garden into >the hedge row that eventually naturalise and begin invading the environment and other peoples gardens? 
>USDA has this dilemma. People who want unlimited access to plant taxa and conservationist that want to protect the natural birth American ecosystems. 

Regulating import of unknown plants seems perfectly reasonable to me. I would be wary of introducing anything unknown into my garden.....
The taxa I would import, however, are not unknown. Most are familiar garden plants, though they are different species. Crocus, iris, corydalis, etc. 
Bob Nold 
Denver, Colorado, USA

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