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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Our Native Plants: The Impact of Invasive Insects and Diseases and SEED SHARE

(2:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Swamp Oak trees at the 9/11 Memorial NYC.

If you are wondering what’s eating our native trees and plants, please join us at our January 13, 2019 presentation with Dr. Don Booth, Entomologist, formerly of Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, Charlotte NC. Here in the Southeast, we enjoy a high species richness which includes a diverse tree canopy covering the forest floor of native plant communities. Don will discuss the risks and impact of invasive diseases and insects that are affecting current environmental stability, and the changes we may anticipate. And provide an update on hotspots of the Southern Pine Beetle (SPB), Hemlock Wooley Adelgid and Emerald Ash Borer.

Treaty Oak tree, Austin TX Our speaker Dr. Don Booth, works include managing the reforestation of the 9/11 Memorial urban trees at ground zero and saving the Treaty Oak Tree in Austin Tx., which is now producing acorns. Don authors scientific journals, books and speaks at national conferences. With author/wife Maggie Barker Booth, Don assisted with the book Treasure in the City all about the National Registry Trees in Charlotte.

Don is an active outdoorsman enjoying fishing (catch and release only), monitoring forest lands and wildlife, and providing expert advice on Charlotte’s urban trees.

Stay for the SEED SHARE!
We exchange native plant seeds, (moved from the stormed-out Dec meeting) and ALL are invited to partake-whether you bring or not, everyone adds to their native communities at the SEED SHARE.
Please Join Us. Open to the public. Free.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte NC 28215

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