Autumn olive workshop scheduled for August 26

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MANISTEE COUNTY – Northwestern Michigan’s Invasive Species Network invites the public to attend a hands-on workshop to learn more about the invasive fall olive and how to best manage it.

The fall olive tree is a troublesome invasive species that can quickly invade a landscape and crowd out native plants and animals. With thousands of seeds and an extensive root system, management can seem overwhelming, especially once the plants get big enough.

Many landowners find it difficult to deal with the overgrown autumn olive trees and Russian olive trees on their property. Fortunately, with some effort and the right knowledge, the fall olive can be controlled with chemicals or using mechanical methods. This workshop will focus on management techniques that are achievable for the average homeowner.

The workshop will examine how to identify the fall olive at different stages of growth and provide practical demonstrations of elimination.


Registration is compulsory: https://gtcd.wufoo.com/forms/z9pel4110c720f and all questions should be directed to Emily Cook, ISN Outreach Specialist, at [email protected]

The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on August 26 at Orchard Beach State Park, located at 2064 Lakeshore Rd. In Manistee. A second session in Grand Traverse County is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on September 2.

Visit HabitatMatters.org/events for more information.

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