Identifying & Controlling Invasive Plants in the Home Landscape

The University of Illinois Extension, the Yorkville Public Library and The Conservation Foundation are pleased to be partnering to bring you "Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants in the Home Landscape", a free presentation planned for Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, 7pm at the Yorkville Public Library.

If you are like many other homeowners with gardens, woods, ponds or other open areas around your home, there is a high probability that you have been impacted by invasive plants which can be difficult to control and damaging to desirable plants.  Several invasive species such as garlic mustard, buckthorn, honeysuckle and phragmites have caused extensive damage in northeastern Illinois over the past few years.  In this program, our speakers Richard Hentschel, Horticulture Educator and the University of Illinois Extension and John Church of The Conservation Foundation will help you learn how to identify invasive plants in their landscapes, the impacts of their presence and the most effective control techniques.   Since one of the main questions homeowners tend to have on this topic is what preferred plants to use as replacements, desirable tree and shrub species will also be shared.

Homeowners, local community officials, homeowners association representatives and anyone else who is interested is welcome to attend this free program!

For registration information, call 630-553-4354. 

If you have questions about program content, feel free to call 630-553-0687, Ext. 204 or 630-584-6166.