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, Jo Daviess County Conservation Foundation (JDCF) and the Northwest Illinois Invasive Species Strike Team the Controlling Exotic Invasives Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 1 – 4pm at the Stockton Township Library. 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
• Demonstrations of control methods by JDCF Strike Team
• What has been done in the area most recently, and the results of these actions
• Resource available to land owners
• Question and Answer session
To register, please contact the U of I Extension office in Jo Daviess County at 815-858-2273 or go online to: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw/
This workshop is free and open to the public, however pre-registration by September 10th is required to insure seating and materials. The Stockton Public Library is located at 140 West Benton, Stockton.