Workshop: INVASIVES – Managing Risks of Plant Invasions

 

Unintentional introduction of weeds by botanic gardens and arboreta can have a devastating impact on natural ecosystems. Evidence suggests that botanic gardens and arboreta have been responsible for the introduction of many weedy species across the globe.

 

The risk is not only from exotics but from our own native species which may contaminate local gene pools or hybridise with local species.

 

The workshop will provide an overview of what an invasive plant is and look at the key traits that make a plant invasive. We will then look at the Weed Risk Assessment Methodology and managing existing weedy species.

 

Date: 18 February 2015

 

Time: 10am - 4pm

 

Cost: Free!

 

Location: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah

 

Morning tea to be provided at 10am, workshop starts at 10:30am. Lunch provided

We have room for about 40 but can stretch it if popular.

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BGANZ promotes the interests and activities of Australian and New Zealand botanic gardens and botanic gardens generally and enhances the state of botanic gardens for the benefit of the community.