University of Maryland Extension

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals-RSVP Required

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Saturday, Sep. 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Community Resources Building
30 Duke Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States
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Carla Porter - Maryland Master Gardener & Maryland Woodland Stewards

In this 3-hour workshop you will learn how to identify invasive plant species found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and hands-on exercise, we will apply our new skillset by searching for invasive plants while walking a short distance along a parking lot to view landscaped plants, and on a paved path that meanders through a natural area located between the Community Resources Building and the Phillips House to view wild growing plants. Please bring a handheld magnifying lens if you own one, and wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather and for biting insects. Plant identification guides (including Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas and Mistaken Identity? - Invasive Plants and their Native Look-Alikes) will be supplied for use during the plant identification exercise and outdoor walk. Snacks and beverages will also be provided.

Suggested Audience:      Professionals within the Landscape Industry (Licensed Tree Experts, landscape maintenance, lawn care, etc.) and Natural Resources Industry (foresters, land managers, etc.), as well as informal education volunteers.

Optional: If you own a mobile computing device, please install the Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network (MAEDN) smartphone app prior to the workshop. It can be used to identify invasive species and it is available to download free of charge.

Optional: At the end of the workshop you can purchase your own hardcopy of the field guide entitled Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas (5th Edition, Updated 2014) for $5.00 each.

Limited to 20. RSVP 410-535-3662

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