BRIDGTON — They are often beautiful and easily grown, but common landscape plants like Japanese barberry, Asiatic bittersweet and Morrow honeysuckle can do great harm to Maine’s forests. Invading plants out-compete native species, hogging sunlight, space and nutrients. Learn how to recognize these and other non-native, invasive species as well as strategies to control their aggressive habits by attending a free, four-hour workshop. Sponsored in part by the Maine Forest Service, the town of Bridgton and Loon Echo Land Trust, the workshop will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the First Congregational Church, 33 South High St.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a two-hour classroom session followed by a two-hour outdoor field trip, so wear and bring appropriate gear for forecasted weather conditions. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Registration is required and space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Ken Canfield at [email protected] or call 441-3712. Continuing education credits are available.

Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting or calling 647-4352.

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