Presentation: Gary Fisher’s “Beetles, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, OH MY!”

FARMINGTON — We had to find more chairs to accommodate the large turnout for this lecture by State Horticulturalist, Gary Fisher. His interactive presentation about invasive plants and pests in our gardens promoted an engaged, lively discussion as we explored this important topic.

Gary described how seemingly innocuous garden favorites can escape our yards and devastate native habitats. Education is our first and best defense in this battle to protect and reclaim our forests and other wild lands.

Here is a downloadable version of his presentation.

Be sure to check out the informative links about which plants to avoid and what pests to monitor and visit www.maine.gov/hort to learn more.