MESAF Managing a Woodlot with an Invasive Plant Component: What Can I Do?


Jul 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Managing a Woodlot with an Invasive Plant Component:  What Can I Do?

Join us for our first field tour of the 2020 season in Penobscot County.  We will be visiting a woodlot in Bangor, ME, owned by several private landowners.  The woodlot is a combination of hardwoods and softwoods, with a significant wetland and tributary of the Kenduskeag Stream.   Unfortunately, this stand is overrun with Giant Hogweed.  Probably the largest Giant Hogweed infestation in the State of Maine.  Our discussions will include: A talk on Giant Hogweed and the identification of common invasive plants, their biology and dangers to native plant and ecological communities.  We will then discuss the economic resources and options landowners can use to effectively manage their woodlots.  The Penobscot County NRCS District Conservationist and a local consulting forester will discuss the landowner options based on small woodlot ownership like this stand.  Finally, a discussion of control strategies for invasive plants within a typical NRCS management plan.

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Airport Mall
1821 Ohio Street
Bangor, Maine 04401