A routine survey of South Padre Island was conducted for Brazilian Pepper trees at designated Natural Habitat Lots. The Brazilian pepper tree is very invasive and can grow 30 to 40 feet in height, preventing light to native grasses from growing. The Brazilian pepper tree is from the family of Anacardiaceous, which includes plants such as poison oak and poison Ivy. People allergic to this plant may also be allergic to the Brazilian pepper tree. Empty lot owners are cooperating with the request to remove all Brazilian pepper trees. Qualified Natural Habitat Lots may contain no more than 25 percent of the lot containing invasive or noxious plants and grasses. The Brazilian Pepper tree is a highly invasive plant.