Murphysboro, Ill.- Invasive plants species are major threats to the forests and grasslands of southern Illinois. Invasive species can out compete native species, decrease wildlife habitat, limit tree growth and regeneration and increase management costs. The first step to successful management of these invaders is correct identification. Managing invasive species can seem like a never-ending task but there are some tips, tricks and tools that can make your efforts have more of an impact.

Extension Foresters, Chris Evans and Kevin Rohling, will be discussing identification of major invasive species in our region, demonstrating and practicing control techniques, discussing and demonstrating different equipment/tool options and discussing herbicide safety, timing and treatment recommendations.

This course will take place on Saturday, June 29 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and will be held at the Jackson County Extension office at 402 Ava Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966. The workshop is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. To register, please call (618) 687-1727.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact your local registration office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.

News source: Maggie Ray, 618-687-1727, mro@illinois.edu