On Tuesday June 8th, the City of Stratford’s Energy & Environment Advisory Committee, in collaboration with the Stratford Field Naturalists and Climate Momentum, presented an online community webinar about Invasive Plant Species. Guest speaker Jay Ebel, Forestry and Habitat Restoration Technician with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA), spoke about his experience tackling Japanese Knotweed, European Buckthorn, Phragmites and Giant Hogweed – four invasive species found in this area. He shared options for trying to control these species, successes and failures he’s had in doing so, and answered questions from the audience. Great advice for home gardeners as we head into summer!

The full video is available below, with an introduction featuring a Territorial Acknowledgement, a brief overview of the activities of the Stratford Field Naturalists, and the guest speaker beginning at 10:40 and the Q&A session starting at the 56:00.


Check out the previous meetings! >> View the Ecological Economics presentation, the Youth Speak Out student-led session from April, the Cars, Convenience & Carbon panel discussion from March, and the February Climate Emergency Community Meeting that kicked off the monthly series for this spring. In June, the topic will be Invasive Species.