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Managing Invasive Plants in Your Forest
March 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET
Whether you own a large woodlot or just a small yard, you have probably struggled with invasive exotic plants. On a small scale, these resilient plants are a nuisance. On a larger scale, they are a major threat to ecosystems and biodiversity across Vermont’s landscape, and across the globe.
In Vermont invasive plants are an existential threat to the health of our forests and other ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. They also diminish the capacity of forests to perform many other important functions, cleaning our air and our water, sequestering carbon and providing habitat for our pollinators, in addition to many more.
If you have ever faced-off with invasive exotic plants, you know that they spread like wildfire and are extremely difficult to control. Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, for a virtual discussion of the threats posed by woody invasive plants, how to identify them, and options for treatment. Please bring your thoughts and questions about invasive exotic plants and how to deal with them.