Invasive Plant Management: Lessons Learned
March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Support healthy gardens while tackling invasive plant issues with skills learned in this valuable presentation. Chris Polatin, restoration ecologist with Land Stewardship, Inc., will discuss how he incorporates Integrated Pest Management into successful mitigation practices. Developed over 20 years as an ecological restoration practitioner, Chirs has honed his skills and will share what to do, what not to do, and what are the most feasible outcomes. Additionally, we’ll cover commonly encountered and emerging invasive plant species, seasonal consideration and prioritization, and native plant revegetation strategies. Landscape and garden professionals will leave with tangible mitigation tools and resources for additional support.
In partnership with the Maine Landscape and Nursery Association, this online lecture, part of the Green Spotlight Series, is designed for landscape and horticulture professionals. This presentation accounts for MELNA 1 recertification credit.
Chris Polatin operates an ecological restoration consulting and contracting practice (Land Stewardship, Inc.) based out of Western Massachusetts where he helps plan and implement projects concerned with ecological restoration, invasive plant management and native plant establishment. He has a BA in Environmental Studies (University of California Santa Cruz) and an MS in Conservation Biology (Antioch University New England). He is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner through the Society for Ecological Restoration.