Invasive Plants and the Alternatives For Your Landscape
Name: Invasive Plants and the Alternatives For Your Landscape
Date: September 4, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
World travel and trade have been the catalyst for the unintentional introduction of unwanted invasive species of plants, insects, and diseases for hundreds of years. Shipping pallets and crates, luggage, the ballast water of boats, and tire treads are a few of the vehicles that have lead to the spread. Some plant species were introduced intentionally for use in landscaping. Little did our ancestors know that the transport of plant seeds, roots and stems would become an environmental problem in the future. This seminar will discuss trees, shrubs, and perennial and biennial plants that have become invasive species to our area. Most importantly, learn about alternative plants that can be used in landscapes to replace invasive species once they are removed.