Fall course: EDUC 299 'Save Our Trees—Stop the Ivy!'
Hands on with landscape architect, horticulture experts
EDUC 299 Save Our Trees—Stop the Ivy!
Wed 2:30-3:30 ACIV-A Rm. 208
(Just 1 Credit)
Many of UMBC’s older trees are being strangled by English ivy (hedera helix), a non-native invasive vine (NNI). A one-credit course will explore the problem of non-native invasive species and challenge participants to protect UMBC trees.
Participants may seek information, form teams, develop work-plans, and document their activities.
Shared leadership and collaboration will characterize the course.
· Tools, hats, gloves will be provided
· Online resources
· Hands-on outdoors work to protect trees
· Understand the issue, gain knowledge and implement solutions to NNIs (Non Native Invasives)
"English ivy is an aggressive invader that threatens all vegetation levels of forested and open areas, growing along the ground as well into the forest canopy……" - Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, p. 105.
Dr. Mary Rivkin, Faculty, Education Department
Donna Anderson- Manager of Recycling and Landscape , Certified arborist and trained horticulture expert, UMBC Facilities Management
With Phil Cho, Landscape Architect, UMBC Facilities Management
Dr. Mary Rivkin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to UMBC BreakingGround for their support.