MNSTAC Monthly Forums
Monthly forums address issues in urban forestry, arboriculture, and research. Forums are typically held on the third Thursday of the month.
Garlic Mustard Control:
Successes, challenges and limitations
in the City of Minnetonka
Date & Time: May 18th, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: City of Minnetonka Community Center
- 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka 55345
See a variety of results after ten years of garlic mustard control efforts in habitat restoration areas in the City of Minnetonka.
Restoration Specialist Janet Van Sloun will explain the many ways this invasive species can survive despite control. She says, “it behaves like the alien that wouldn’t die,” in certain conditions (thinking of old sci-fi movies).
Control is worth the effort in high value habitats. Dedicated funding, competent staff, contractors and volunteers have yielded beautiful results with the natural return of wildflowers and native plant diversity. But the story is not all rosy.
Plant ID, life cycle and control methods will be covered.