Lecture – The Impacts of Exotic Species on Native Trees
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Riverside Public Library
On March 8th, we hosted the first in a series of lectures called “From One Arboretum to Another.” Lydia Scott of the Morton Arboretum will focus on the impacts of non-native species –garlic mustard and buckthorn – on Riverside’s distinctive tree population. Now that Riverside has officially become an Arboretum, this is a “hot topic” for our community. Whether on private or public property, trees are immensely valuable. Ms. Scott will emphasize the need to control the harmful effects of invasive plants and to maintain a diverse array of native species.
The entire presentation can be viewed on YouTube: CLICK TO WATCH “From One Arboretum to Another”
Lydia Scott is the Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and Manager of the Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program. She is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.
Co-sponsored with the Frederick Law Olmsted Society, Morton Arboretum, & the Village of