Whether you own a large woodlot or just a small yard, you have probably struggled with non-native invasive plants. On a small scale, these plants are a nuisance, making our woods and yards look “brushy” and “messy.” On a larger scale, they are a major threat to ecosystems and biodiversity across Vermont’s landscape, and across the globe.
In Vermont, invasive plants are an existential threat to the health of our forests and other ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. They also diminish the capacity of forests to perform many other important functions, cleaning our air and our water, sequestering carbon, providing habitat for our pollinators and much more.
Tough challenges force us to recognize unusual allies. While herbicide is often used to suppress biodiversity in agriculture and horticulture, it can also be used in as a restoration tool – applied in a targeted, minimal way to help us protect our biodiversity and the health of our natural communities. If you have ever faced-off, with invasive exotic plants, you know that they spread like wildfire and are extremely difficult to control. In the face of these extremely virulent plants, using herbicide may be the only effective and realistic method for controlling invasive plants across our landscape.
Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, for a virtual discussion of the threats posed by woody invasive plants, and how to treat them. This event is designed to provide information relevant to how herbicide could be used in the City of South Burlington as a restoration tool to protect native biodiversity at Wheeler Nature Park.
Community Hike Webinar (Ethan Tapper)
Wed, Mar 17, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
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