Ailanthus—Called tree of Heaven, but some call it the tree from he!!. Bradford/Callery Pear—Thought to be sterile, this gem has found a way to bear bratty off-spring that  create impenetrable, thorny thickets. Mimosa—quick to grow, quick to produce large seed crops, quick to re-sprout when cut, and quick to take over disturbed, unmaintained sites. Wisteria—a beauty to behold, but will bring down a good tree in a heartbeat. Microstegia, stiltgrass, browntop—these are some of the nicer names given to this grassy weed. Knotweed—to weed, or knot to weed, that is the question.
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Non-native and Invasive Forest Plants Workshops for Landowners

Helpful On-line Publications

Going Native from NC State University

Invasive Exotic Plants of North Carolina from the NC Department of Transportation
Invasive Plants in Southern Forests from UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Invasive Exotic Plants: Publications and Resources from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Forest Health Handbook (NEW!) from the NC Forest Service
A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests from the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station

A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests from the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station


Power Point Presentations from Past Workshops
Smithfield - November 2, 2012
Ecological Implications of Invasive Plants
Rick Hamilton, NC State University (ret)
Management and Control of Regionally Important Species
Rob Richardson, NCSU Crop Science
Controlling Non-Native Invasives in an Urban Environment: Best Practices
Leslie Moorman, Urban Forest Council
Silvicultural Control of Invasive Plants
Joe Cox, NC State University
Case Study: Beach Vitex Eradication in NC Melanie Doyle, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Herbicides in Forestry: How Herbicides Work
Bill Pickens, NC Forest Service

Forewarned is Forearmed!
Rick Iverson, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

 
Albermarle - October 11, 2012
Southern Appalachian Cooperative Weed Management Partnership
Gary Kauffman, USDA Forest Service
Label Reading and Safe Pesticide Mixing
Steve Hoyle, NCSU Crop Science
Herbicides in Forestry: How Herbicides Work
Bill Pickens, NC Forest Service
Controlling Non-Native Invasives in an Urban Environment: Best Practices
Eric Muecke, NC Forest Service
Forewarned is Forearmed!
Rick Iverson, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
 

Wilkesboro - May 8, 2012
Non-native and Invasive Forest Plants Workshop for Landowners
Rob Trickle, NC Forest Service
Ecological Implications of Invasive Plants
Mark Megalos, NC State University
Management and Control of Regionally Important Species
Dr. Rob Richardson, NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Response of Non-Native Invasive Species (NNI) to Silvicultural Treatments
Ron Myers, NC Forest Service
Pesticide Use & Safety
Rory Roten, NC State University, Crop Science
Herbicides in Forestry: How Herbicides Work
Bill Pickens, NC Forest Service
USFWS Information & Program Resources
Laura Fogo, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Forewarned is Forearmed!
Rick Iverson, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Workshops 1-5: Carthage, Asheville, Kenansville, Williamston, Greensboro
Introduction to Non-native and Invasive Forest Plants Workshop for Landowners
Rob Trickel, NC Forest Service
Ecological Implications of Non-native Invasive Plants
Gary Kauffman, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Ecological Implications of Invasive Plants
Dr. Chris Moorman, NC State University, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
Laura Fogo, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Cheoah River Non-Native Invasive Plant Control Project
Bob Gale, Western North Carolina Alliance, Ecologist & Public Lands Director
Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica): Keep it OUT of North Carolina
Rick Iverson, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Management and Control of Regionally Important Invasives
Dr. Rob Richardson, NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Forewarned is Forearmed! (Sandhills version)
Margaret Fields, The Nature Conservancy, for NC Exotic Pest Plant Council (NCEPPC)
Forewarned is Forearmed! (Appalachian version) Rick Iverson, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services for NCEPPC Non-native Invasive Control Projects on State Owned Game Lands
Ryan Jacobs, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Southern Appalachian Cooperative Weed Management Partnership
Lindsey Majer, Equinox Environmental
Julie Judkins, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
 

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