Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Training Set on Controlling Common Invasive Plants

Terrestrial-Training-North-CreekThe growing season is underway and with it comes troublesome invasive plants. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is hosting a free training session that provides landowners with instruction on how to control unwanted infestations of invading plants, such as Japanese knotweed and garlic mustard.

Participants will learn how to identify common invasive terrestrial plants and how to apply effective management techniques on their own lands. The training will include presentations and in-field demonstrations. Landowners, landscapers, gardeners, resource managers and highway department staff are encouraged to attend.

The training is on Tuesday, July 1st at the Indian Lake Ski Hut in Indian Lake from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP is requested by June 27th to Brendan Quirion at 518-576-2082 x 118 or [email protected]

More than 40 invasive plants are invading woods, wetlands and waters in the Adirondacks. Infestations affect both public and private lands, and landowners and land managers struggle with how to best manage invasive plants. Repeat treatments are often necessary to achieve successful control. Well-intentioned but sometimes misinformed management can do more harm than good. APIPP’s terrestrial invasive plant management training provides guidance on best techniques to set up control projects for success.

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is a partnership program protecting the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of invasive species. Find out more information at APIPP’s new website www.adkinvasives.com.

Photo:  Brendan Quirion, APIPP’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, instructs landowners in North Creek on how to identify and treat Japanese knotweed (provided).

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2 Responses

  1. Outlier says:

    These so-called “invasive species” are just fulfilling a role in the ecosystem that so-called “native plants” refuse to do. In the process of adapting to a more diverse environment, the native flora and fauna will benefit from their introduction. In return, the newly arrived will become acclimatized and socialized allowing them to become contribute to their full potential.

    Besides, species and map lines are just arbitrary social conventions and tools of oppression.

    • John Warren John Warren says:

      Outlier,

      Your statements about the impact of invasives are demonstrably false trolling. Here at the Almanack we expect intelligent discussion of the issues.

      Find somewhere else to comment.

      John Warren
      Editor

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