It is interesting to see how much information has been coming out in recent months regarding the harmful effects earthworms are having on forests in North America.
Where the most noticeable effects can be seen is in forests that have evolved without earthworms and now have introduced European species living in them. Earthworms play an important role in our ecological balance and no one can dispute the benefit they have on the environment, but introducing them in to a Eco-system that has been established devoid of earthworms could upset the balance of nature.
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“Gardeners and farmers all appreciate the beneficial effect of earthworms,” says Yoo, “However, there were systems where worms didn’t exist before and, as we have seen with other non-native invasions, there are ecosystem …