The Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force is on a mission to stop the spread of invasive Bradford pear trees. Join experts on April 13, 2 p.m. at 551 E. Southhampton Drive in Columbia, MO for an hour-long event featuring speakers and learning stations. Hear practical management advice and insight on the impact of this once-favorite tree that is now becoming known as a highly invasive, weak-wooded, smelly, and thorny nuisance. For more information, visit or contact Carol Davit, 573-356-728, [email protected]