Lecture: Invasive Plants On Our Land
What can be done about plants like Tree of Heaven (Paradise Tree), Honeysuckle, Multiflora Rose, and Stiltgrass, spreading all over our properties? The answer is, plenty. Jim Hurley, who with Susan Roth has been managing invasive plants on their 156 acres at the base of Snow Mountain in Greene County, has had much success with this vexing problem.
Tree of heaven. Photo by NatureServe, Flickr.
Jim will cover some of the worst exotic plants in our region, how to identify and treat them, financial assistance for landowners, and the Blue Ridge Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), a regional effort to reduce the impact of invasive plants in our area.
This event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy, The Piedmont Environmental Council, the Greene County Library and Blue Ridge PRISM and co-sponsored by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Virginia Department of Forestry.