Chinese tallow tree is a highly invasive trees species in the southeastern coastal plain of the U.S. Chinese tallow invasions can displace native species, potentially having substantial impacts on timber resources and desirable forest diversity. Forest Service researchers were part of a team that considered both how forest management favors Chinese tallow invasion, as well as how to use management to control it. Controlling Chinese tallow tree is challenging because it can survive by root and stump-sprouting and from seeds stored in the soil. The team developed and tested strategies that combined multiple treatments including chemical treatments and mechanical mastication followed by prescribed burning. Individual actions were scheduled to have the greatest chance of killing target trees and reducing new seedling success. The most effective treatment reduced the number of Chinese tallow trees but did not control new recruits. Although active management may slow or reverse invasion impacts over the long-term, managers must also be careful. Compared to remnant maritime forest, managed areas had much more Chinese tallow. Previous waves of invasion closely followed forest management thinning and burning. While early results are promising, an adaptive management approach will be needed to refine strategies for ecosystem restoration.