Oct. 1, 2015
Retzer Nature Center,
Invasive plants and earthworms are impacting WI landscapes, especially urban forests and other publicly owned lands.
This one-day workshop will focus on identification, regulation and management options for common and not so common invasive plants and earthworms in Wisconsin, with an urban forest emphasis.
Instruction will consist of classroom instruction and outdoor demonstrations.
All attendees will also receive resources that can be used to develop site specific management plans on their land.
Registration is now open - and seats are limited so act now!
Don’t miss this next opportunity to network with land managers, growers, arborists, landscape architects and many other professionals. This innovative event will feature presentations, panel discussions, plus guided tours discussing ways the green industry and land managers can benefit each other. Speakers for the event include: Speakers for the event include: Curt Meine, Darrel Apps, Roy Diblik, Kelly Kearns & Matt Millen. We will see you there!
When: September 9, 2015; 8:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Johnson's Nursery; W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Register online: WEME 2015 Registration
Hosted by: Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc. & Johnson's Nursery, Inc.™
Download the 2015 Program details: Where Ecology Meets Economy: Season 3
September 19 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. James Reinartz, Director, UWM Field Station is a plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist.
About the Course: Many of us work to control invasive plants in the areas we care about. Take this class to ensure that you are using the most appropriate, efficient, up-to-date, and least environmentally damaging methods in those efforts. This is a hands-on class. After an introduction to the general ecology of the five functional groups of invasive plants (Shrubs, Perennial forbs, Clonal Perennials, Grasses, and Annuals/Biennials), we will discuss, demonstrate and practice all applicable control methods (chemical and non-chemical) for these five plant types. Topics will also include: 1) Identification of our common, and relatively new invaders, 2) Planning and strategy for an effective control program, 3) Use of hand tools and herbicide application methods, 4) Herbicide concentrations, mixing, and safety, 5) Restoration strategies for badly infested sites, and 6) Record keeping. Safe chainsaw use for woody species will be demonstrated only. Several handouts and reference materials will be provided.
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