Join us for this two-part series to learn about non-native, invasive plants and how they are threatening our native landscapes.
Participants will learn how to identify and control species of non-native, invasive plants found in the Washington, D.C. area including porcelainberry (Ampelopsis glandulosa), Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) and mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata). Native alternatives to common and incoming invasive plants will also be discussed. Utilize your newfound identification and removal skills to clear landscapes and make room for more trees!
The course consists of two parts on two different days: a 2.5 hour classroom session on May 1 at the Casey Trees headquarters, followed by a 2.5-hour field session (Saturday, May 4th from 9:00am-11:30am) at Rock Creek Park. Where to meet in Rock Creek Park will be announced in a participant email. Registering for the classroom session will automatically enroll you in the field session as well.
Part One| Classroom Session | Wednesday, May 1 | 6-8:30pm | Casey Trees HQ | 3030 12th Street NE
Part Two | Field Session | Saturday, May 4 | 9-11am | Rock Creek Park
While Arbor Day might have come and gone, we still have so many events on the calendar – from forest bathing, to planting, to inventories – we’ll see you outside!