This event has been postponed due to COVID-19
and will be rescheduled for fall 2020 as details become available.

Preservation Month Workshop:
Historic Landscapes - Recognizing and Eradicating Invasive Plants
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Historic preservation includes more than buildings. The integrity of your property also includes your landscape. The pressure invasive plant species place on your landscape can be overwhelming and may create havoc to real Delaware plants.

This workshop will provide up-to-date, science-based information and insights to ensure historic properties promote sustainable landscapes (plants for a livable Delaware).

Free to the public, this workshop is presented by Preservation Delaware, Inc., and The University of Delaware Department of Agriculture intended for nursery and landscape industry professionals as well as homeowners and other land managers.


Susan Barton, Ph.D. is a professor in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Delaware.  She has worked closely for the past 20 years with DelDOT to research and implement new roadside vegetation management strategies.  She has also worked with partners to develop the Plants for a Livable Delaware Program, designed to provide alternatives to known invasive plant species and to promote sustainable landscaping. 

She teaches Plants and Human Culture, Farm to Table, Field Sketching of Landscape Subjects, Landscape Architecture Symposium and coordinates the Landscape Horticulture Internship.  She also works closely with the nursery and landscape industry, writing newsletters, organizing short courses and conducting horticulture industry expos with the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association.  Susan received the Nursery Extension Award in 1995 from the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the Ratledge Award for service from the University of Delaware in 2007. Susan received her SITES AP certification in summer 2017. 

University of Delaware, Cooperative Extension Building, Room 132A, Wyoming Rd, Newark, DE.

Preservation Delaware, Inc., University of Delaware Department of Landscape Architecture

3:30p - 4:00p         Registration
4:00p - 4:15p         Welcome and introductions - Jules Bruck, UD Professor and PDI board member
4:15p - 5:00p         Susan Barton lecture
5:00p - 5:15p         Break
5:15p - 6:00p         Outdoor & Interactive Tour - Susan Barton