DULUTH - The City of Duluth is working to remove an invasive species you wouldn't normally associate with our area.
They're hosting educational and removal workshops on bamboo.
Experts say the species was originally brought here to help prevent erosion.
But it has a tendency to take over areas, chokes out native wildlife and really changes the habitat.
"They take over yards, they take over natural areas, and it's not natural to have something that that's the only thing there and there is nothing else there except for this one species," said Shawna MullenEardley, an urban forestry member with the City of Duluth.
They get rid of it by cutting the plant and then applying chemicals to the stumps.