If you are wondering about how to go about recovering and restoring the devastation to plants and animals alike after the devastation of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg caused by the recent fires, the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council & Tennessee Native Plant Society have teamed up to create a brochure that will help. The fire destroyed many of the native plants that provide shelter and food for wildlife but it also cleared out old growth and provided areas where young saplings and new plants can grow with more light and increased nourishment. This will add to the diversity of both plants and wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains and the area surrounding Gatlinburg. Unfortunately, invasive plants will also take advantage of beneficial growing conditions. Download a copy of their complete brochure here to learn what to plants will help and which ones to avoid.