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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Natural Resources

Staff and volunteers with the Prince William Cooperative Extension’s Environment and Natural Resources program provide educational programs for individuals and business to implement sound practices producing aesthetically pleasing landscapes that have minimal negative impacts on the environment. Programs include:

PUBLIC WORKS NATIVE PLANT SYMPOSIUM

Join us Saturday, February 23, 2019 for the Public Works Native Plant Symposium.  Click link below for more information.

Native Plant Symposium Information

INVASIVE PLANT ALERT

Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant that has been found in several Virginia localities.  Read more about Giant Hogweed and its lookalikes below.  For assistance with any weed identification contact the Extension Horticulture Help Desk.

Giant Hogweed identification and look alikes 

New VT publication on Giant Hogweed

 

INVASIVE PEST ALERT

The Spotted Lanternfly has been found north of Winchester in Virginia.  This insect is a pest of grapes, peaches, hops, and apples. It is commonly associated with tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima. It has the potential to be a serious pest of agriculture and home gardens in Virginia. A new Virginia Cooperative Extension publication on Spotted Lantern Fly can be found at:

https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/ENTO/ento-265/ENTO-265.pdf

If anyone has questions or believes they have found this insect, please report it with location and photos to this website: https://ask.extension.org/groups/1981/ask 

Below are resources for identifying different stages of the Soptted lanternfly's life cycle

Spotted lanternfly Adult Look-alikes

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Mass Look-alikes

Spotted Lanternfly Immature Look-alikes

Spotted Lanternfly prefers the Tree of Heaven, Ailanthis altissima.  Learn how to identify Tree of Heaven and some of its look alikes

 

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Check out our free horticulture classes and the VCE Prince William Master Gardener program 

 

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Virginia Cooperative Extension

Environment and Natural Resources

8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105

Manassas VA 20109

703-792-6285

master_gardener@pwcgov.org

 
  
 
 
 
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