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Invasive Plants Talk- March 3

Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Tolland Town Hall Conf. Room A

The Tolland Conservation Commission is sponsoring a free presentation on Thursday, March 3 at 7 pm in Conference Room A, Town Hall on:


Non-native invasive plants are a problem because they establish easily and grow aggressively, disperse over wide areas, displace native species, and reduce biological diversity. These plants invade not only terrestrial habitats but aquatic environments as well, where they can grow and proliferate undetected for many years. Invasive plants threaten bird habitats in backyards, communities, and in natural landscapes. Some invasive plants are more familiar to us because of their beauty (purple loosestrife), their poisonous traits (giant hogweed), or the ongoing efforts we spend trying to control them (Oriental bittersweet and Japanese knotweed).

UConn Senior Extension Educator Donna Ellis will discuss the impacts of invasive plants in Connecticut, how these invaders establish and become so successful in natural and managed landscapes, updates on management efforts, replacement options following invasive plant removal, and suggestions for how you can help reduce the impact of invasive plants in Tolland and other communities.

As seating is limited please register at


Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (primary)

Control Panel