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Invasive Plants – Why they matter and what you can do
January 18 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Invasive Plants – Why they matter and what you can do,
UDBG’s Winter Lecture series: Garden Guests – the Invited and Uninvited
Dr. Susan Barton, Professor, University of Delaware
UDBG Friends Members: $10; Nonmembers: $15 (Held via Zoom)
Registration is required for this event. To register and pay via credit card, please use our online form. You will be sent zoom link close to the class time. Be sure to download the Zoom app.
For years the debate about native plants and the threat of invasive species has been a hot topic. Great efforts have been made to identify and limit the infiltration of exotic invasive species into our environment. While there is still much more work to be done, educating ourselves remains the best strategy to deal with this complex issue. Learn what is happening in Delaware to limit invasive plant spread and what you can do as in individual to provide control.
Susan Barton, Phd is an extension specialist and professor in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. She has worked closely for the past 20 years with DelDOT to research and implement new roadside vegetation management strategies. She has also worked with partners to develop the Plants for a Livable Delaware Program, designed to provide alternatives to known invasive plants species and to promote sustainable landscaping. She teaches Plants and Human Culture, Landscape Drawing, Landscape Architecture Symposium, Landscape Management and coordinates the Landscape Architecture/Plant Science Internship. She also works closely with the nursery and landscape industry, writing newsletters, organizing short courses and conducting horticulture industry expos with the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association. Susan received the Nursery Extension Award in 1995 from the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the Ratledge Award for service from the University of Delaware in 2007. Susan received her SITES AP certification in summer 2017. In 2021, Susan received the George M. Worrilow award from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, given to a college alumnus with exemplary service to agriculture in the state.