Plants on the Move: How Public Gardens Can Help Control Invasive Plants

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Help curb the spread of problem plants escaping from cultivation

Public gardens have special knowledge and perspectives on plants that escape cultivation and invade natural areas to disrupt ecosystems. At this conference, public gardens of all sizes, as well as others concerned with invasive plants, brought expertise and on-the-ground experience to collaborate on ways to identify, monitor, and manage plants spreading beyond horticultural plantings.

The Morton Arboretum, the Midwest Invasive Plant Network, and the Ohio Invasive Plants Council convened this summit on the scenic grounds of the Arboretum in November 2016.

If you would like to participate in this conversation as it moves forward, please contact Kurt Dreisilker ( for further information.



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