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Tennessee Invasive Plant Council
2022 TN-IPC Workshop
Recorded presentations from TN-IPC’s two-day workshop on invasive plants and their control in Tennessee will be available for viewing soon. Check back for links to presentations on invasive plants basic introduction, developing a control plan, control and treatment methods, evaluating a site for restoration, and maintenance to prevent the return of invasive species.
Great Smoky Mountains Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, April 26-30, 2022
The Smokies’ Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is back for its 72nd year, featuring 194 expert-led programs on a wide variety of nature topics — wildflowers, trees, birds, salamanders, snakes, fungi, lichens, mammals, insects, spiders, mosses/liverworts, and other topics including the arts and history. Registration is now open. For information on accommodations, hover cursor over “Upcoming Events” in the menu bar and select “Lodging.” If you can’t attend but would like to support the program, donations are welcome.
Curious about Kudzu?
Watch this video from Clemson Forestry Extension explaining how kudzu got here, why it is problematic, and ways to effectively control, even eliminate, this voracious vine. Kudzu Identification, History and Control
How-to Videos: Control Methods
Click on these links to find quick, easy instructions for three common methods of controlling invasive plants.
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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