Identify and Control Non-Native Plants 1

Tuesday, April 23 - 7:00 PM

(This class has been rescheduled from 4/11/24).  Join Tree Steward Tim Maywalt for this informative two-part class by Zoom.  Part 1, Introduction and Identification, will focus on which invasives are best tackled in spring and summer.

Managing the invasive plants that are overtaking our green spaces is a challenge. But any of us can do it with the knowledge to identify and treat them. This class will show you how to identify common invasive plants in the Virginia Piedmont and illustrate a wide range of options for treating them. The event is free but registration is required (see the Eventbrite link).

We will cover:

  • Identifying invasive plants

  • Which invasives you can best treat now and when to treat them if spring isn’t the best time

  • Using manual & mechanical control methods

  • Methods for controlling invasives with herbicides

  • Choosing the right herbicide and equipment, and using it properly

  • Forest safety, equipment and herbicide safety, and personal protective equipment

  • Reference documents for more detailed identification and treatment information

  • Sources for equipment, supplies and professional help from State Foresters and

    Conservationists and commercial vendors

  • Restoration guidance for your green spaces after invasive plant removal.

Event Type


Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards

Date / Time

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM