Thursday, August 22, 2013

Invasive Ornamental Plant Symposium

Interested in learning about potentially invasive ornamental plants in this region? Are you wondering if Callery pear, Japanese barberry, and burning bush are really all that bad?

Please consider attending the Invasive Ornamental Plant Symposium on October 3rd. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:00 am – 12:30 pm (12:30-1:30pm lunch)
Chicago Botanic Garden
Grainger Gallery, Plant Science Center
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Presentations include:

8:30 am Bethany Bradley, Plant invasions and climate change – implications for the nursery industry

8:55 am Mark Brand, Fecundity of barberry and euonymus cultivars to invade natural habitats.

9:20 am Theresa Culley, Spread and ecological impacts of Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) and other ornamentals in Southwestern Ohio

9:45 am Stacey Leicht-Young, Ecological Impacts of oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) – Research from the field

10:10 am Brian McCarthy, Amur honeysuckle: Ecology and ecosytem impacts

10:45 am Connor Shaw, Possibility Place Nursery: A get rich quick scheme that failed

11:10 am Tim Power, Plant risk assessment and management protocol for Minnesota and its effects on the green industry

11:35 am Christiana Conser, Invasive plants and horticulture in California

Please note the symposium is one of the field trips being offered by the Natural Areas Association Conference*

If you are not registering for the NAA Conference, but would like to attend the symposium you can register with NIIPP by filling out the registration form and mailing it in with a $25 check.

More information about this event (including a registration form pdf) can be found at


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