This is a hands-on, bring-your-own lunch 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:
Identification of our common and relatively new invaders
Planning and strategy for an effective control program
Use of hand tools and herbicide application methods
Herbicide concentrations, mixing, and safety
Restoration strategies for badly infested sites
Native planting suggestions for continued restoration