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Extension: Nuisance and Invasive Plants

  • November 11, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Elizabeth Community Center
Join Illinois Extension Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator Jay Solomon on Thursday, November 11 at the Elizabeth Community Building, HWY 20 W in Elizabeth, IL for a discussion on nuisance/problematic plants and invasive plants. The program will be held from 1 to 2:30 PM. There is no fee to attend the program, but pre-registration is requested by 11/10. To register or for more information please visit them online at or call 815-858-2273.
“It is important to distinguish between the two groups of plants,” Solomon points out. “Invasive plants by definition are non-native, introduced by humans and do/can cause environmental or economic harm. Nuisance plants are defined as causing management issues or other damage. Many native plants can become a nuisance in disturbed soils of landscapes and other areas.”
The workshop will delve into how to identify the differences and management methods. Fall is an excellent time to identify and work on controlling many of these plants in our landscapes, timber, and prairie areas. Woody invasive plants such as autumn olive, buckthorn, bush honeysuckle, and multiflora rose are easier to identify and manage this time of year. 

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