Field Course: Winter Identification and Management of Native and Invasive Species

Held at Riveredge Nature Center and sponsored by Extension and Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT), this field course will teach you how to identify, manage and monitor trees and shrubs during the dormant season.

  • Date: January 24th, 2020, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, WI (35 miles north of Milwaukee)
  • Cost: Non-members: $65, Riveredge and OWLT members: $55
  • Six (6) ISA CEU’s for Certified Arborists and Board Certified Master Arborists

The course will focus on native and non-native species identification (winter bud, remnant flowering structures, branch wood, trunk wood, wood grain), herbicide and organic methods of control, and an introduction to the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) app.

Featured speakers include Matt Smith (Land Manager for Riveredge Nature Center) and Anne Pearce (coordinator of the Wisconsin First Detector Network).

The course will take place almost entirely outside. Free invasive plant identification/management guides will be provided.

For more information and to register, visit the Riveredge website.

Questions? Contact Matt Smith at or 262-375-2715.

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