Frederick Forestry Board And DNR
Forest Service Host Invasive Plant Control Workshop
STRONGHOLD, MD — In conjunction with DNR’s Forest Service and the Lower Monocacy Watershed Restoration Action Strategy project, the Frederick County Forestry Board will sponsor a workshop on invasive-plant control at the Stronghold property on Sugarloaf Mountain on May 15, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will concentrate on the identification, biology, and control of tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus), Japanese stilt grass, and multiflora rose.
Instructors will discuss the options of mechanical, biological, and chemical control and give field demonstrations. Informational materials will be distributed, and instructors will discuss the control of other invasive plants as time allows. The program will conclude with a tour of Stronghold’s forestry demonstration area for those interested.
The program, which includes morning refreshments and lunch, requires preregistration. Class size is limited to 50 participants. The sponsors request a contribution of $10 per person to help defray the costs of food and educational materials. For more information or to preregister for the Invasive Plant Control Workshop, call DNR’s Forest Service at 301-473-8417, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted March 3, 2004