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Kudzu Hills

The hills near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, are engulfed by the rapid growth of kudzu, an invasive plant often referred to as the "vine that ate the south" due to its ability to cover virtually anything in its path. This vigorous vine, originally from Japan, was once promoted as an ornamental plant and a means to stabilize soil, but it has since spread uncontrollably, posing a threat to local ecosystems by preventing native plants and trees from thriving.

The hills near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, are engulfed by the rapid growth of kudzu, an invasive plant often referred to as the “vine that ate the south” due to its ability to cover virtually anything in its path. This vigorous vine, originally from Japan, was once promoted as an ornamental plant and a means to stabilize soil, but it has since spread uncontrollably, posing a threat to local ecosystems by preventing native plants and trees from thriving.

Well-Rooted

A tangle of roots spotted under a tree in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

A tangle of roots spotted under a tree in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Tree Anchors

Exposed tree roots on the bank of the Little Pigeon River, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Exposed tree roots on the bank of the Little Pigeon River, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Enveloped

A barn overgrown with kudzu near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

A barn overgrown with kudzu near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Smoky Mountains Sunset

The sun sets on the Great Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The sun sets on the Great Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Dam Falls

A dam forms a waterfall along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

A dam forms a waterfall along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Little Pigeon Rocks

The West Prong of the Little Pigeon River flows over rocks in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The West Prong of the Little Pigeon River flows over rocks in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Tennessee Morning

The first light of day in the hills near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The first light of day in the hills near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Titanic

The unique themed architecture of the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The unique themed architecture of the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Ready for a Morning Drive

A road carves through the forest near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

A road carves through the forest near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.