Working with industry on reducing the spread of invasive ornamental plants. Lessons learned from 10 years of collaboration and what the future holds.




Mark Renz Associate Professor/Extension Weed Specialist UW-Madison & President of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Kurt Dreisilker Head of Natural Resources Morton Arboretum &Treasurer of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Presentation Summary:

The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) have been working with the "green industry" on non -native alternatives.  MIPN will be discussing the relationship with this industry as well as the success of their Landscape alternatives brochure/app (disseminated over 10,000 and over 10,000 downloads) and the cultivating awareness video.