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Controlling Exotic Invasive Species Workshop

  • 29 Oct 2014
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Extension Office, Morrison , IL
Is Multiflora Rose taking over your woodlands?  Has your Bush Honeysuckle gone from looking ornamental to simply overwhelming?  Are you wondering what, if anything, can be done about these (and other) invasive species that are taking over your property?

Consider attending an upcoming workshop on identifying and controlling these invasive and  non-native  plants.  Hosted by Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA), U of I Extension, and The Department of Natural Resources the Controlling Exotic Invasives Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 29 from 9:30am - Noon at the Whiteside County Extension Office in Morrison.  Woody invasives such as Multiflora Rose, Bush Honeysuckle, Autumn Olive, and Buckthorn will be the focus of this informative workshop. Representatives from the above organizations will cover the following topics:

·         What are the main, non-native, invasive species in NW Illinois

·         How to identify these species, both at early and mature stages of growth

·         Why and how these plant species are negatively affecting the environment

·         Control methods that can be done commercially and by property owners yet this fall

·         What has been done in the area most recently, and the results of these actions

·         Resource available to land owners

·         Question and Answer session

This workshop is free and open to the public, but the Extension asks that you register by October 27th to assure adequate seating and copies of the handout material.  You can register at THIS WEBPAGE, or call the Extension office at 815-772-4075.The Extension Office is located at 100 E Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270.  Knox Street is one block north of Route 30 and the office is just southeast of Genesee Avenue.

For questions, inquiries, or membership applications:

Mail: NIFA, 2303 West Cording Road, Galena, IL  61036

Email: info@nifatrees.org

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