Applying Herbicides in Natural Areas


Learn how to safely use herbicides to benefit natural areas management. Careful herbicide applications can be an important tool for stewards managing and restoring natural areas. We will discuss the basic herbicide methods and results, including woody plant control, invasive grass control, broadleaf herb control, and other uses of herbicide which can help protect biodiversity in remnant plant communities as well as newly created prairie plantings and woodland restorations.

Instructor: Mary Zaandar, Witness Tree Native Landscapes
Notes: Indoors and outdoors. Limit 15.
Supplies: Herbicide study guides and training manuals are available:
Prerequisites: Open to anyone involved or interested in the stewardship of our natural heritage, regardless of prior experience. Pesticide operators licences are not required for this class. 

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Schedule and Location

Saturday,  March 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.