Invasive Plant Interventions for Spring

Saturday April 15

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10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Instructor: Rachel Patnik 

Field Experience: Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. – noon 

Online Class: Monday, April 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$50 members | $55 nonmembers 

Objective: To identify invasive plants and problematic ornamentals and learn strategies for removal and/or control

Level: beginner to intermediate

Prerequisite: none

Did you know that timing is an important factor in controlling invasive species? Spring is the right time to tackle species such as garlic mustard, non-native shrub honeysuckle and Japanese hops. Early season interventions can also help reduce the vigor of tenacious weed species such as Canada thistle and Japanese knotweed, slowing their spread and making ongoing interventions less laborious. This class will provide hands-on learning in the field to identify these plants and other problem weeds, and will cover interventions that are most helpful for their control at this time of year. Ecological Gardening certificate program elective course. Approved for 4 CEUs for PCH and SLC by PLNA.