Native Plant Sale - 2014
May 9th and 10th, 2014
Northampton Community College
Rt 611, Tannersville
NEW - Join Vince Cotrone from Penn State Cooperative Extension for an informative workshop on invasive plants and alternitives, Thursday, May 1,
7 - 8:30pm, at Northampton Community College,
“What’s Invading Our Watershed? –
Identifying and Controlling Exotic Invasive Plants and Pests”
Invasive Weeds and Pests are a major threat to our natural and cultivated landscapes, spreading quickly and displacing or killing native plants. Invasive species (plants, insects, and animals) are costing the United States more than $138 billion each year, due to their economic impact on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, waterways, wildlife, and ornamental landscapes. Ecologists now rank invasion by exotic plants, animals and pathogens second only to habitat loss as a major threat to local biodiversity.
Learn which plants and pests are invading our region, impacting our watershed and landscape. Discuss control measures for exotic invasive plants and explore native plants to use as replacements in our landscapes.
Workshop attendees will learn how to identify and control invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum), Tree of Heaven (Alianthus altissima), Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora), Mile-a-minute (Polygonum perfoliatum), Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Exotic Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), and others.
Participants will also learn about several invasive insects and diseases such as emerald ash borer and sudden oak death that are at our borders and pose a major threat to Pennsylvania’s forests and landscapes
NEW - Take a walk with experts to see invasive plants and native substitutes up close.
Saturday, April 26 from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Join BWA members and friends and naturalists Don Miller, Robin Petras and Linda Ross Besecker for this late spring cultivated, native and wild plant discussion and hike on the grounds of and fields around Ross and Ross Nursery in the Paradise Creek watershed. This prelude hike to BWA’s May Native Plant Sale will explore “the good, the bad and the ugly” of a changing plant landscape and provide plant identification information for invasive plants and landscape tips for “growing native”. This easy hike on mostly level terrain in and around the nursery/plant center will give participants opportunities learn to recognize a growing list of common invasive plants, ways to slow their spread and identify native and wild plants for use in our gardens and to encourage/support in our wild landscapes. Participants should meet in the back parking area of Ross and Ross Nursery on Rt. 940 in Paradise Valley (for directions call BWA, 570-839-1120).
Hike charge is $5.00 for BWA members, $10 for non-members, to be collected at the start of the hike. Hike registration recommended. To register for this hike, please call the BWA office at 570-839-1120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant This! Not That!
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GIVE A GIFT OF NATIVE PLANTS!
The person you give this gift certificate to can bring it to the plant sale to purchase plants and/or BWA merchandise or membership.
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We now have a simple guide to common invasive plants and some good native replacements. Read, or download, the brochure here. Or email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you a copy.
Read about the ADVANTAGES of GOING NATIVE - click here download the PDF