FARMINGTON — Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District will host Outdoor Learning Sessions on Tuesday at the Town Office in the Foster Memorial Building, 14 South Main St.

* Invasive Plant Identification and Control will begin at 8:30 a.m. This training will help participants identify common upland non-native invasive plants common to Maine’s forests and develop control strategies for non-native invasive plants.

Anyone with an interest in invasive plants is encouraged to attend.

Ann Gibbs, state horticulturist, will be the presenter for the identification issues and control of the invasive plants class.

Patty Cormier, of the Maine Forest Service, will serve as facilitator and help with the field identification session.

* Tree Identification Walk will begin at 12:30 p.m. The event will start with a guided walk so participants can learn which trees are native to the area.

Participants will have the opportunity to use the plant key in your free “Forest Trees of Maine” and learn how to measure tree heights and diameters.

Patty Cormier of the MaineForest Service and Consulting Forester Amanda Dow-Smith will teach participants to identify the trees and answer many questions about them.

Bring appropriate field gear for forecasted weather conditions.

Wear appropriate foot gear as we could be on wet, rough terrain.

For more information, please email [email protected], call 778-4279 or visit

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