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Durham Grown: The Durham County Library Garden Club

Rooting Out Trouble: What Are Invasive Plants? Why Should We Care? What Can We Do?

Wisteria. Japanese Honeysuckle. Stiltgrass. Bradford Pears. English Ivy. Tree of Heaven. What do these and many more plants have in common? They are not native to the Piedmont and can cause considerable damage to the local ecosystem!

Join ecologist Sam Wright for a discussion on invasive plants, the harm they cause, and how to remove them!

Sam Wright, is a plant ecologist with over 20 years of experience in plant conservation, habitat restoration, and land management. With a BS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida and and an MS in Integrative Biology from the University of South Florida, Sam specializes in combating invasive plants, preserving native species, and restoring habitats. Sam owns and manages EcoGuy Environmental Consulting, which assists property owners in the Triangle area with habitat restoration. Services include removing invasive plants, developing management plans, and replanting native species to restore natural ecosystems.

This event will be held in the MakerLab on the first floor of the Main Library.

  • 300 N Roxboro St
  • Durham, North Carolina 27701
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location:
    Durham County Main Library
  • Admission:
    FREE
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