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August Lunch & Learn: Balancing Beauty with Sustainability: Integrated Pest Management at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens strives to bring the beauty of plants from around the world to Pittsburgh while inspiring people to take actions toward sustainability and environmental stewardship. Integrated pest management is designed to...

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8/5/22
Pine health issues in the southeastern U.S.

Several biotic and abiotic stressors, including insects, pathogens, and weather, can impact pine growth in the Southeast. Dr. David Coyle (Clemson University) will provide a general overview of identification, impact, and management strategies for pine...

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4/16/21
Invasive Grasses of the Southeast

This webinar will cover the biology, identification and management of invasive grasses in the southeastern U.S.

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4/6/21
Bartlett Tree Experts Series: Sustainable Landscape Management

Greg reviews the key components to maintaining our stressed landscapes with tried and true Sustainable Landscape Management practices.

Speaker: Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture and Arboretum Curator, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and...

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12/15/20
The Science and Practice of Managing Forests in Cities

The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities. Urban natural areas are critical as refugia, protecting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change all while contributing to the health and wellbeing of...

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6/30/20
Invasive Species Control Using Goats

The use of livestock to control undesirable vegetation is growing in popularity. However, less is known about the pros and cons of this technique in comparison to other management methods, such as herbicide, cutting, and burning. In this webinar, Dr....

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6/3/20
Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants: Using the Database to Share your Garden's List

In this webinar, originally held on February 12, 2020, project leads from the Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants working group introduce and demonstrate the features of an online database to be used to share information about plants...

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2/25/20
Pretty but pungent: the curious case of the callery pear

This webinar will provide a general overview of the introduction, range, impact and possible management strategies for callery pear in the U.S. Callery pear is one of the most rapidly spreading invasive plants in the eastern U.S.  This plant stems from...

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2/7/20
Becoming Sentinels Against Invasive Plants: Rolling Out Guidelines to Develop Your Garden's Plant List

This webinar, originally held on January 22, 2020, describes the background of Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants and describes recommended guidelines to help gardens develop and categorize lists of taxa escaping cultivation using a...

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1/24/20
New Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Range Shifting Invasive Plants

Join Jenica Allen and Bethany Bradley to learn about new tools for identifying and prioritizing range-shifting invasive plants coming soon to a landscape near you. Whether you’re a property owner, land manager, landscape professional, or policymaker,...

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11/25/19
Invasive bamboo management in the southeastern U.S.

Bamboo is a large perennial grass that has been used as an ornamental plant in the United States for many years. Most imported bamboos that are fast growing, highly invasive, and difficult to contain. This is because the root structures of most...

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4/26/19
Innovative Organic Weed Control

This webinar will explore the use of “air-propelled abrasive grit” (crushed walnuts, corncobs, olive pits, pelletized organic fertilizers, etc.) for selective weed control.  This innovative method has the potential to add a non-tillage weed management...

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2/5/18
NECSC-Implications of Climate Change for Invasive Species

Invasive species and climate change are two of the most prominent forms of anthropogenic global change identified by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.  These two global changes are likely to interact in a number of ways. Climate change could...

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11/15/17
Drought and Invasive Species

Drought creates the potential for invasive plant species to increase in diversity and abundance in a variety of ecosystems, often mediated by the occurrence of disturbances (wildfire, insect outbreaks).  Because the frequency and magnitude of droughts...

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10/4/17