CONSERVATION COMMISSION: INVASIVE PLANTS AND INSECTS

From the Issue: 
November 2011
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY FROM INVASIVE PLANTS AND INSECTS! Join us Tuesday evening, November 8 at 7 PM at Troy Library when Steve Roberge, Cheshire County's Extension Forester, will discuss threats of invasive plants to your property. Mr. Roberge will focus on the invasive BUCKTHORN that is infesting our fields, forests, ponds and roadsides.  Buckthorn can grow 8 feet to 10 feet per year and quickly overtake any area.

Exotic invasive plants are replacing native plants in many forests and fields throughout our region. At the same time, exotic invasive insects have the potential to impact our native plants and trees in our forests.  What do these invasive plants and insects look like?  What impact do invasive plants, such as common buckthorn, autumn olive and multiflora rose, have on wildlife habitat?  What impacts do invasive plants have on native plant populations?

This is a great workshop for those who wish to learn how to identify invasive plants and insects that threaten our forests and native plant diversity.
   
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.