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Webinar: Invasive Plant Control Without Chemicals

December 12 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Free - 10$

BittersweetPersistent, Relentless, Tenacious…such are the words we deploy to describe our nemesis weeds and invasive species. Invasive plant species colonize degraded landscapes and overtake native plants robbing the area of critical ecosystem services. These exotic plants spread rampantly when they are free of natural checks and balances found in their native range.  A handful of high-impact, aggressive non-natives affect soil health, biodiversity, and even land access. Who wants to hack their way through a tangle of unyielding multi-flora rose, common buckthorn, and oriental bittersweet? Rather than turning to chemical options, we too can draw upon Persistence, Relentlessness, and Tenacity to control these invasive plants.

In this webinar, Mike Bald will describe methods to care and control invasive plant species without chemicals. Some invasive species covered will include:

  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Glossy Buckthorn
  • Wild Parsnip
  • Multi-flora Rose
  • Oriental Bittersweet

Mike Bald has worked with invasive species since 2003 and founded his company (Got Weeds?) in early 2011. Got Weeds? is a Vermont company that uses manual and non-synthetic control methods to eradicate, contain, or suppress non-native, invasive plants. Mike believes that fine-tuned ecosystems can be protected with vigilance, persistence, patience, education, humility, respect, and cooperation. Mike’s focus is on long-term site stewardship, soil health, native plant diversity, and education of landowners. Cooperation across multiple ownerships is also crucial to the control effort. Mike appreciates the importance of healthy habitats, site specificity, and ecosystem resilience; his goal with the treatment programs at Got Weeds? is to demonstrate (with comprehensive documentation) that manual/mechanical methods can succeed over extended timeframes.

Details

Date:
December 12
Time:
4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free - 10$
Event Category:

Organizer

Penny Lewis
Phone:
617-436-5838
Email:
ela.info@comcast.net
Website:
http://www.ecolandscaping.org/

Tickets

993 available
Member Ticket: Invasive Plant Species Control Without Chemicals$0.00Presented by Mike Bald
997 available
Non-Member Ticket: Invasive Plant Species Control Without Chemicals$10.00Presented by Mike Bald