What: Learn about invasive species from Misty Buchanan and Laura Gadd. We will focus on Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), pictured below, and sawtooth oak (Quercus acutissima). The goal will be to apply different concentrations of a herbicide to determine the lowest concentration for an effective kill.
Everyone will confirm the identification of the target species. We will work in teams. People will cut the plants, some will apply herbicide and mark the stump with the concentration and others will pile the plants in a central location for disposal.
When: Sunday October 17th, starting at 10 am until approximately 2:30pm
Where: Crowder District Park http://www.wakegov.com/parks/crowder/default.htm
4709 Ten Ten RdApex, NC 27539-9185(919) 662-2850
Cost: Free (Pizza and soft drinks will be provided)
Bring: Work clothes (long sleeves and long pants), gloves, eye protection, ear plugs (optional - chainsaw, mixed gas, bar oil, safety equipment)
Registration is needed so we can advise you if the event is cancelled due to weather and so we can plan meals.
North Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals, PO Box #17512, Raleigh, NC 27619