Invasive Plants: Issues, Identification and Ecology
October 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesdays, October 6 and 13
Join ecologist Ted Elliman for this extensive, initial overview of invasive plant species. Ted will explain why they get such bad lip service from botany, ecology, horticulture, and conservation professionals. In this two-day, course, learn the basic ecological problems surrounding these aggressive, tenacious plants, the complicated (and sometimes political) issues surrounding invasive plant species, and the process by which a plant becomes labeled “invasive.” Day one meets online for a thorough invasive plant introduction and discussion. The following week at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Amanda Devine, Regional Steward Manager of the Maine Coast Heritage Land Trust, will instruct students about management methods based on individual species and their cultural criteria among many other landscape variables.
To provide safe, in-person classes at the Gardens, classes are held entirely outdoors and have been reduced to 12 students. We are practicing Maine CDC social-distancing protocols.
Rain date: Thursday, October 14, 2021