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Affected Places

Map courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

The following is an annotated list of selected organizations that have suffered from kudzu invasion. This list is by no means exhaustive, but serves to give another perspective as to the scope of the problem.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Mostly contained in 116 sites

Vicksburg National Military Park

  • Major problem
  • Around 80ha affected

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

  • Efforts to control deemed a success
  • Mix of public and private lands make management hard

Southern Power

  • Kudzu grows on power lines
  • Weight can pull lines down
  • Money must be spent to clear kudzu

Railroad Companies

  • Kudzu grows on tracks
  • Must be cleared for safe operation

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