Morris Arboretum

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Invasive Plant Conference

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Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council 2015 Conference
Advances in Invasive Plant Science: Applying research outcomes to management and restoration at the species, community, and landscape levels

Tuesday, August 4 & Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Juniata College, Ellis Hall Ballroom
Huntingdon, PA

Keynote Speaker:

Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs, North Carolina Botanical Garden


Join researchers and invasive plant managers as they come together to discuss the latest invasive plant research and how it can be used to increase the effectiveness of invasive plant management strategies.

Managing invasive plants in the Mid-Atlantic region can be complicated.  The area encompasses urban lands and wilderness areas, stretches from coastal swamps to high mountain forests, and includes numerous well-established invasive species.  Adding to the complexity are the threats of newly-emerging invasive species, the recent addition of biocontrol vectors, and the role of restoration in recently-managed areas.   With all of these factors, a scientific approach to managing invasive plants is critical to success.


Registration & Fees
Registration is now closed.

$210 per person
$155 for lifetime MAIPC members
$100 for Students with ID
*Registration will be refunded only if notification is received no later than seven (7) working days prior to the event less a $15 processing fee.

Register Online Now



Who Should Attend
Managers of parks, preserves, conservation districts and other natural areas, invasive plant management and restoration specialists, researchers, students, gardeners, landscape architects, managers of botanical gardens and nurseries, extension agents, environmental educators, garden writers, recreational land managers, and others interested in learning more about invasive plants, biodiversity, and habitat restoration.

Overnight Accommodations
A limited number of overnight accommodations are available in the Juniata College dormitories. Click here for reservations »

Click here for a list of area hotels »

The following Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available:
International Society of Arboriculture CEUs for certified arborists
Society of American Foresters Continuing Forestry Education Credits
Pesticide recertification for the following states: PA, DE, NJ, WVA, MD, VA


This conference was made possible by the generous support and cooperation of the following partners:

Full Conference Sponsor:
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

Scholarship Sponsors:
National Park Service Mid-Atlantic Exotic Plant Management Team
National Park Service National Capital Region Exotic Plant Management Team
National Park Service Northeast Exotic Plant Management Team

Champion Sponsors:
Ernst Conservation Seeds
Powdermill Nature Reserve
Sarver Ecological

Supporting Sponsors:
Chesapeake Natives, Inc.
Earth Sangha
Maryland Native Plant Society
Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association
Pennsylvania Center for Private Forests
University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health
Virginia Native Plant Society


Mid Atlantic Invasive Plant Council Invasive Plant Control


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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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