What was originally brought to this country to help the environment is apparently hurting it.
University of Virginia researchers say kudzu affects ground level ozone and reducing air quality.
News 4 spoke with Alabama forestry representatives who have been dealing with the fast spreading vine for decades.
While little can be done to stop kudzu once it covers acres of land, there are solutions to smaller patches of the plant.
Farm animals like goats or cows can eat the leaves of the plant, and if allowed to constantly graze the roots will die.
Other solutions are either too expensive or too dangerous
For more information on this visit the forestry commission's website www.forestry.state.al.us.