April 24: Grow Native! Master Class: Restoring Remnant Woodlands in a Sea of Bush Honeysuckle

April 23, 2024 | Bush Honeysuckle

Many natural woodlands and shady landscapes are infested with invasive bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), one of the biggest current threats to native woodland ecosystems. When mature, these highly aggressive invasive shrubs compete with native plants for sunlight, nutrients, and moisture, and can choke them out. In this online master class with Scott Woodbury, you will learn about the history and spread of bush honeysuckle and how to control and replace it on your sliver of earth.

Scott will share how to identify bush honeysuckle and its look-alikes, learn how to control it and what to replace it with. This persistent plant, and others like it, are here to stay, so get ready for long-term scouting and removal of shrub sprouts. The good news is that you may have remnant native plants hanging on for dear life in your existing woodland. The great news is that you can resuscitate the wooded area of your yard or property to resemble something similar to its former glory days.

Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. This 50-minute presentation will be followed by a question/answer session. A private link to a recording of the master class will be emailed to registrants. Free for MPF members and Grow Native! professional members. $15 for non-members. Register here.

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