Saturday, November 03, 2012

Webinar will teach how to deal with forest invasive plants this fall and winter

URBANA – A free one-hour webinar, “Dealing with Forest Invasives in Fall and Winter,” will be offered on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. until noon (CST). The event is sponsored by the Illinois Forestry Association.

“Fall and winter is a great time to get after invasive plants on your land. It may be a little harder to spot them, and different eradication techniques are necessary in colder weather, but there are no bugs and heat to contend with,” said presenter Chris Evans.

Evans is coordinator of the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan’s Invasive Species Campaign.

“This webinar will teach you to identify the worst plant invaders, learn their life cycles, and give you control methods for this time of year. Landowners have great opportunities in fall and winter to recognize and manage these invaders,” Evans said.

Among the common woody species discussed are bush honeysuckle, autumn olive, multiflora rose, Japanese honeysuckle, Oriental bittersweet, and common buckthorn.

Space is limited; to reserve your webinar seat, go to If you have questions, contact Richard Pouzar at


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