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Webinar: Invasive Plants and Fire: Increasers, Decreasers, and Management Strategies

  • May 18, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The University of Illinois Extension Forestry team presents a series on nine webinars for woodland owners this spring.  The series is free and open to the public and will explore how landowners can manage manage their trees for better return on investment, improve habitat for wildlife species, learn more about the native ecosytems and restoration potential, and mitigate forest threats such as forest pests, invasive plants, and storm damage. 

Invasive plants have variable responses to fire depending on species, phenology at time of fire, fire intensities, residence time, and other factors.  This presentation will review invasive plant responses to fire and how managers and landowners can use prescribed fire to manage invasive plants.  While some invasive plants will be reduced through the use of fire alone, other species may best managed with pre-treatment preparation, sometimes years in advance, and planned follow-up management to reduce population size and spread.  Recommendations on preparatory treatments, follow-up treatments, and prevention strategies of some common and new invaders will be discussed.  Kevin Rohling will present.

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