Invasive Plants in Tennessee
Presenter: Diane Warwick, Tennessee Dept of Agriculture
Course Location, Time, Date: Rec Center Chota D, 10 am -12, Tuesday March 28
Tennessee’s geographic location, climate, and other elements provide perfect conditions for all manner of invasive plant species that cause a wide range of problems stretching from annoying to specifically harmful to plants and trees in home gardens as well as to old growth forests. The Tennessee Invasive Plants Council (www.tn-ipc.org) provides a discouragingly long list of Established Threats and a similarly discouragingly long list of Emerging Threats – trees, shrubs, grasses, vines like the invasive honeysuckle species, and others.
What to do for your garden, your yard, your trees? And just as important, what not to do? The first line of defense is to become informed from an authoritative source. Here is your opportunity to do just that.
Presenter: Diane Warwick, Secretary of the Tennessee Invasive Plants Council Board, is Tennessee’s state urban forestry program coordinator. After earning her BS in Natural Resources and Land Management she worked for the National Park Service, then went back to school to earn her MS in Forest Biology from UTK. She has worked for the Forestry Division for 20 years and has extensive background in forestry related issues.
Class Fee: $5 Prepay Lisa at the Welcome Center (Checks to TVL – POA)