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Tennessee Invasive Plant Council
Weed Wrangle® in Tennessee, March 6, 2021
State parks and community groups all over the state will be clearing unwanted invasive plants Saturday, March 6, 2021. Visit the Wrangle website to find out where you can help in Tennessee. At the bottom of the page there are links to planned events in Nashville, Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and all state parks
National Invasive Species Awareness Week is Feb. 20-28, 2021. NAISMA hosts a series of webinars Feb. 22 – 26 at 1:00 p.m. Central each day. Info at the link above.
Invasive Grasses Webinar Mar. 10, 2021
Southern Regional Extension Forestry is sponsoring a live, one-hour webinar, Invasive Grasses in the Southeastern United States presented by Dr. Nancy Lowenstein, Alabama Extension Specialist, Auburn University, on March 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Follow the link to register.
NAISMA and Natural Areas Association Webinars 2021
North American Invasive Species Management Association hosts monthly webinars on the third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Central. Natural Areas Association’s schedule of upcoming webinars includes using native plants in restoration projects and best practices for pollinators.
Yale Article Documents Correlation of Insect Decline and Non-native Plants
The displacement of native plants by non-native species affects ecological relationships with insects and by extension birds, resulting in a negative impact on populations. An article in Yale Environment 360, published at the Yale School of the Environment, presents recent research on these food web effects.
Homeowners Invasive Plant Primer
This new step-by-step guide from TN-IPC carefully walks homeowners through the process of identifying invasive plants in the residential landscape and helps them select the best solution for effective and lasting control. Paired with our Landscaping brochures, “Invasive Plant Primer for the Home Landscape: Identify, Control, Replant” outlines the best way to move from a lifeless yard choked with invasive plants to an ecologically functional landscape of diverse native plants supporting area wildlife. Printed copies of the guide are available thanks to the Tennessee Division of Forestry and a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. Local television show, Tennessee’s Wild Side, recently featured TN-IPC’s homeowners primer. View the segment here.
TN-IPC in Tennessee
We updated our name, logo, Web site, and plant list, but our mission remains the same: to promote public awareness of the serious threats non-native invasive plants pose to natural areas and provide solutions to manage those threats. TN-IPC is a chapter member of the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council and the national organization, National Association of Invasive Plant Councils.
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