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Barberry, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, Oh My!: Invasive plants, with Maine State Horticulturist Gary Fish

Thursday, June 30 -- 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Maine State Horticulturalist Gary Fish and learn about what makes a terrestrial plant invasive and the serious impacts that these plants can have on Maine’s ecology and economy. Gary will also provide information on current terrestrial plants on the do-not-sell list as well as the latest efforts to expand that list from 33 plants to 63. Appropriate alternative plants will be discussed and many plant choice resources will be provided, especially those which will help gardeners add native plants to their landscapes. This program will take place virtually, via Zoom. All are welcome!


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About Gary Fish
Growing up in Farmington, Maine, Gary Fish was an entomologist from birth. He was inspired to love plants by his Mother, who always grew beautiful roses and rock gardens. Gary has a B.S. degree in Forest and Wildlife Management from University of Maine, College of Forest Resources. In addition to being an off and on practicing Licensed Professional Forester since 1985 at Kents Hill Forestry Services, he served as Manager of Pesticide Programs for the Board of Pesticides Control for 28 years. Gary also worked as horticulturist for
ChemLawn Services Corporation for 5 years. He is the Former chair of the Arborist Board and has been the Maine State Horticulturist since 2015. Gary is also a landscape and nature photographer


Thursday, June 30
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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