Creating a Naturalized Area: Removing Invasives toEstablish a Meadow Wildflower Garden
Presented by Jenny Sanders, Ecological Restoration Specialist and Alexandra Echandi, Inland Ecologist with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
This program will help set expectations for creating a meadow garden and identify and remove invasive. plants. Two of the missions of the Wachusett Garden club are to protect the environment and encourage conservation. This program is designed to give us tools to help us achieve those goals.
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a VERY LARGE, invasive plant that can cause painful burns and permanent scarring. Brushing against or breaking the plant releases sap that, combined with sunlight and moisture, can cause a severe burn within 24 to 48 hours. Giant hogweed is a Federally listed noxious weed.