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Friday, January 18, 2013

This Weekend, Sunday January 20 - FREE Invasive Plant lecture at Mass. Horticultural Society's Elm Bank!

Event: WEEDS by Randall Prostak
Location: Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank - Putnam Building.
900 Washington Street (Route 16), Wellesley MA.
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
 Click here for web link.

Come visit beautiful Elm Bank in Wellesley this weekend to learn about invasive weeds, from scientist Randall Prostak of the UMass Amherst Extension Landscape and Agriculture Service! 

A little purple loosestrife near wetland edge, trying to learn to climb hills.

Ever wonder what those vines are creeping up your fence and shrouding your yard's edge trees in a strangle hold?   Have you seen those 'beautiful' purple flowers in your local wetlands that seem just a little bit too abundant?   Seen the mile-a-minute vines running rampant in the Blue Hills?  Invasive plants pose a huge threat to our native plant species and ecosystems, and recognizing them is an important awareness for those of us who love the environment and the outdoors.

If you can't attend this weekend's event at the MA Horticultural Society, or just want to delve deeper into the topic, check out The Trustees' "Least Wanted" page for more information and links to many resources on identification and control of these unwanted intruders! 

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