Managing Common Invasive Species in Home Gardens

  • Jay Heritage Center 210 Boston Post Road Rye, NY, 10580 United States

Learn how to identify and manage non-native plants without the use of pesticides. Help protect the rich biodiversity of wildlife that rely on native species through education and early detection.

Invasive terrestrial plants often spread rapidly, outcompeting native flora and creating hard to remove monocultures. Invasives come from all around the world. As international trade increases, so does the rate of invasive species introductions. They can be responsible for habitat degradation and loss, loss of native fish, wildlife and tree species,loss of recreational opportunities and diseases in humans.

Master Gardener Ann Barry will show private landowners how to identify and control the most frequently encountered invasive species including Japanese barberry, Norway maple, Oriental bittersweet, mile-a-minute, multiflora rose, garlic mustard, burning bush, black swallowwort, Japanese stiltgrass, wineberry, purple loosestrife and Japanese angelica tree.

This program is the result of a Best Management Practices (BMP) collaboration between the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Rockland County and Hudsonia together with the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LHPRISM). Co-Sponsors of the event include the Jay Heritage Center, Rye Sustainability Committee, Rye Garden Club and Little Garden Club of Rye.

The program is FREE and open to the public. The talk will be followed by a walk and viewing of live specimens.