Pints ‘n’ Plants

Pints ‘n’ Plants is a casual, free, and open to the public gathering of interested individuals who meet every third Wednesday of the month. Guest speakers share knowledge in their field and conversation follows. Past topics of conversation have been, Gardening in the Dead of Winter, Rain Barrels & Water Collection, Backyard Chickens and more.


June Pints ‘n’ Plants: We’re being invaded by Aliens!

Wednesday, June 21
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in the Grove
4465 Manchester Ave., 63110
Speakers: Danny Moncheski, Community Forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation
The aliens in our line of work are all too familiar. Bush honeysuckle and callery pear rank high among species in the St. Louis region that are causing the most disruption among our natural and planned landscapes. In this presentation we will learn of the origin, reason for initial use, and why these species remain so prevalent in the landscape. We will discuss strategies for management, as well as suitable native replacement species. The goal is to provide a thought provoking and informative lesson that can progress a dialogue for our industries to take action.
Having grown up in Florissant, MO, Moncheski attended college at the University of Missouri (B.S. Forestry ’08) and moved on to work as a utility forester in Northwest MO. Wanting to be closer to family, he came back to the St. Louis area and worked as a consulting arborist for a large tree care company for five years. In January of 2016, he moved over to work for the Department of Conservation. The knowledge brought with him from his diverse experiences thus far create a good practical knowledge base that when combined with data, help to motivate municipalities, non-profits, and public stakeholders to enter into sound urban forestry practices. He’s a first time Dad and a husband to a lovely wife that understands a love of trees doesn’t stop at work. They enjoy hiking Missouri throughout the seasons.


This event is open to the general public with a $5 suggested donation.
Gateway Greening’s Pints ‘n’ Plants is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration.


Kathleen Carson
Phone:(314) 588-9600 ext. 107