Invasive Plant Ecology, Impacts, Identification and Management
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Location: Oxford Cooperative Extension Office – 9 Olson Rd., South Paris
Time: 9:30AM-2:30PM, lunch included (please contact with dietary restrictions)
Invasive terrestrial plants can over-run our farms, forests, parks, roadsides and backyards, displacing beneficial native plants and reducing habitat for wildlife. They can also interfere with native tree regeneration, encroach on productive fields, impede recreational access, and be a nuisance in property maintenance. Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conversation and Forestry, will give an overview of why invasive plants are harmful, show which plants to be on the lookout for, and discuss ways to manage them. After lunch, the group will go to a local site to see invasive plants “in the flesh”, practice identification skills, and discuss management scenarios. All participants will receive a packet of information to take home, including detailed invasive plant factsheets.
Pesticide Recertification Credits: approved for 2 credits
Maine Board of Licensure of Foresters Credits: approved for 3 1/2 hours, Category 1
To register, contact Jean Federico at the Oxford Soil and Water Conservation District at 207.744.3119 or by email at email@example.com