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Training offered to manage pesky plants

June 30, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

KEENE VALLEY - The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is hosting a new series of training sessions in which experts will instruct people how to manage troublesome invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed and garlic mustard.

Participants will learn how to identify common invasive terrestrial plants and apply management techniques on their own lands. The training will include presentations and in-field demonstrations. Landowners, landscapers, gardeners, resource managers and highway department staff are encouraged to attend.

Sessions will be held as follows:

-1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake

-10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek

-1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Zoning Office Board Room in Old Forge.

Sessions are free. RSVP by July 9 to Sarah Walsh at 518-576-2082 ext. 119 or

More than 40 invasive plants are invading woods, wetlands and waters in the Adirondacks. Infestations affect both public and private lands, and landowners and land managers struggle with how to best manage invasive plants. Repeat treatments are often necessary to achieve successful control. Well-intentioned but sometimes misinformed management can do more harm than good.

APIPP's mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of non-native invasive species. One can find out more about APIPP at



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