Invasive Plants in Urban Landscapes; Gulf Shores, AL; 7/18/18

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Date and Time

Wed, July 18, 2018 @ 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT   Add to Calendar

Location

Gulf Shores Fire Rescue, 1921 West 1st Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542   View Map

Description

The course provides expert information on the identification, ecology and practical control and prevention of most prevalent and damaging invasive plants in residential and urban landscapes in south Alabama. Expert instructors explore native plants, plant selection, and their use in preventing invasive species proliferation in a residential landscape. Instruction on the use of chemical control measures is provided. Participants experience demonstration of control measures at field sites located in Gulf Shores.

Course objectives include:

1) Participants increase their ability to identify invasive plant species in residential/urban landscapes.

2) Participants increase their knowledge of invasive plants ecology: life cycles, common modes of introduction and mechanisms of dissemination.

3) Participants increase their skill in practical application of control and prevention methods and techniques.

4) Participants increase their skill in herbicide application, safety and equipment use.

5) Participants increase their knowledge of the use of native and noninvasive ornamental plant alternatives in landscaping in a residential/urban setting.

Continuing Education Credits
Upon completion, each participant will receive a certificate of completion.
International Society of Arborists – Certified Arborist: 6.75, Utility Specialist: 2.75,
Municipal Specialist: 6.75, BCMA – Science: 1, BCMA – Practice: 2, and BCMA – Management: 3.75.
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry – Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Points, 10 (PENDING).
Society of American Foresters – 5 hours, Cat 2 CFE
American Society of Landscape Architects – (PENDING)

Course sponsors: Baldwin County Soil and Water Conservation District; Weeks Bay Reserve/ADCNR Coastal Training Program, City of Gulf Shores, Wetland Resources Environmental Consulting, Fred Nation Environmental Services, Green Nurseries, Weeks Bay Foundation, Alabama Urban Forestry Association and NOAA.

 

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