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Invasive Plant Management and Theory: Community Webinar

Join us for a free, community-wide webinar brought to you by theĀ South Berwick Conservation Commission, hosted by Great Works Regional Land Trust, and featuring Shawn Jalbert of Native Haunts.

Whether you call them weeds, invasives, or a choice expletive, certain plants are problematic. We will explore the fascinating and frustrating topic of invasive plants and how they steamroll their way through our landscapes. Their hyper competitive growth habitats can force out native plants and alter the ecological dynamics of invaded habitats. How did they even get here to begin with? You might be surprised to hear the interesting stories behind them. We will discuss the differences between non-native plants, naturalized plants, and invasive plants. There are a number of non-chemical methods we can use to control invasives including physical removal and changes in the way we landscape. Maine now has a list of invasive plants that can no longer be sold in nurseries, a perfect opportunity for native plants to fill the void. So why should we even care about invasive plant management? Join this evening’s discussion to find out!

Shawn started his business, Native Haunts, over twenty years ago to make native plants more readily accessible to the general public. He specializes in growing and sourcing exceptional native plants; locally grown from seed, regionally adapted, organically grown when possible, and having a tight ecological fit to the pollinators and other organisms that depend on them. Shawn has a long list of natural sciences related work and volunteer experience including wetland delineation, environmental consulting, rare plant monitoring for the Native Plant Trust, Steward of the Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary in Springvale, and current board member of the Three Rivers Land Trust.

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