Tourism & Trees: Protecting & Managing Trees Against Invasive Insects
Release Date: Apr 16, 2013
Scenic driving and viewing nature are key motivations for our tourists. When invasive species damage trees, they impact our views and tourism satisfaction. You’ve heard of Asian carp, Eurasian milfoil or emerald ash borer, but what about garlic mustard, buckthorn and wild parsnip? Did you know wild parsnip can cause third degree burns on exposed skin? For those who are new to invasive species or are already concerned about them but don’t know about management options, a U of M workshop will focus on reasons for concern, costs of management and avoidance, and specific management options you can implement. A field session will identify species and discuss on the ground management sessions. A $25 pre-registration includes light lunch, parking and transportation to the field site. $45 at the door includes same as above (cash/check only). Workshop is Monday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Student Center, Room 110, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul. This workshop is offered as part of National Travel & Tourism week and is sponsored by the Carlson Chair for Travel Tourism & Hospitality. Go to http://www.regonline.com/TourismTrees to register by Friday, May 3.