Promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the conservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
MEETING CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Wednesday April 10th 2019
6:45 pm social, 7:20 pm program
Earthworm Invasion in Northern Forest Ecosystems
Lee E. Frelich, Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology, will present on the ecological impact of non-native earthworms in northern forests. European earthworms have invaded many of these forests, where they transform soil structure by consuming the organic horizon (aka duff layer) and compacting the A horizon. These changes in soil structure lead to alterations in nutrient and water cycles within the soil. There are many important ecological cascades emanating from these invasions, including concerns for conservation of native plant and wildlife species, losses of forest and crop productivity, facilitation of invasive plant species such as buckthorn and garlic mustard, and soil and water quality.
Upcoming Outreach Events
Carver Scott Master Gardeners Garden Fever
Saturday April 6, 2019
8:30 am - 3 pm
Chaska Event Center, Chaska, MN
Eden Prairie Arbor Walk
Saturday May 4, 2019
9 am - 12 pm
Round Lake Park, Eden Prairie, MN