March 29, 4:00pm, Hunnewell Building
What’s good for the garden isn’t necessarily good for the forest. Earthworms, for example, make nutrients accessible to annual and perennial plants in a garden, but disturb nutrient cycling in New England’s forest ecosystems. Most earthworms in New England are exotic, with some considered invasive. Some, like the crazy snake worm (Amynthas agrestis), have the potential to “…change forest structure and the decomposer community in the affected forests,” according to Josef Görres, PhD, at the University of Vermont.
Come to a Tree Mob on Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00pm to learn about local worms, vermicomposting, and worm management with Arnold Arboretum Gardener Brendan Keegan. Meet in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall on Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00pm to learn more. If the weather is pleasant, plan for some time outdoors.