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  • Invasive Plants & the Horticulture Industry: An interdisciplinary presentation and panel discussion
  • Moderator: Carol Davit, Chair of the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force
  • Panelists:
    • Carol Davit, Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force
    • Linda Lehrbaum, Kansas City WildLands
    • Pete Millier, Mizzou Botanic Garden
    • Nathan Muenks, Missouri Department of Conservation
    • Hank Stelzer, University of Missouri Forestry Extension
  • Discussion will include:

          -Overview of activities and multidisciplinary approach used by the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force.

          -The impact of invasive to native biodiversity and partnerships forming to address this threat.

          -Efforts to control invasives in urban natural communities and how to work with contractors and                 

           volunteers in those communities.

          -The agricultural perspective on helping horticulturists  understand their responsibility in the effort to stop

           planting invasives.

         -Mizzou Botanic Garden's efforts on "Taking the Pledge".

         -Also includes time for panel discussion.

  • Native Alternatives to Standard Non-Natives and Invasives
  • Discussion will include:

          -The best small native trees to plant instead of honeysuckle and Callery Pear and how to handle removal

           of these two invasives.

          -Carices and companion plants like Packera.

          -Review of work done at Morton Arboretum to remove invasives and choose natives and the plans for

           similar work at Powell.

         -Also includes time for panel discussion.




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