Japanese Barberry Dumpster Day – Grand Traverse County
July 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFREE
Japanese barberry is an invasive species that is still sold as an ornamental garden plant. Unfortunately, it spreads easily into nearby natural areas, harming healthy habitats.
The Invasive Species Network (ISN) is giving landowners the opportunity to trade-in Japanese barberry for a coupon good for a non-invasive alternative*. Hosted at the Boardman River Nature Center, pre-registered individuals can bring in their removed barberry shrubs to be disposed of correctly. In exchange, they will be given a coupon to a local nursery that participates in ISN’s Go Beyond Beauty program. This ensures that any replacement plant will be non-invasive and support an array of wildlife! This is a great opportunity to transition your landscape to one that does not threaten nearby natural areas.
*Each Japanese barberry plant returned will result in the receipt of a $5.00 coupon. An individual may receive up to $50.00 in coupons.
Pre-registration is required. To register and to see a complete list of participating businesses, please visit ISN’s website by clicking here.