Hemlock Monitoring Workshop – February 4, 2017

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Join Central New York Land Trust and the Baltimore Woods Nature Center for a free, open-to-everyone workshop led by Jessi Lyons, for the New York State Hemlock Initiative.

Learn about monitoring eastern hemlock trees for the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, an invasive insect that threatens hemlock trees in eastern North America.  Great for landowners, land trust volunteers, and anyone who loves trees and wants to learn more about monitoring for this insect.

Where:  Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, New York, 13108
Date:    Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time:  1:00-3:00pm
Pre-registration requested: online registration link, or email Jessi Lyons at jel264[at]cornell.edu, or call 315-420-4521.

Details: Bring weather appropriate clothing. iMap Invasives will be used to report findings. Participants with smart phones are encouraged to download the iMap Invasives app before the workshop. http://www.nyimapinvasives.org/mobile

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an aphid-like insect that threatens hemlock trees in eastern North America. HWA has been in NY for over 20 years and is now spreading across the state and to higher elevations at an alarming rate. Early detection is the key to successful management. HWA are recognized by white woolly masses produced on twigs in late winter, making winter an ideal time to monitor and report HWA.

This free HWA monitoring workshop will provide information about HWA and hemlock identification, basic HWA biology, treatment options, biological controls and how to monitor and report HWA. An indoor presentation at Baltimore Woods Nature Center will be followed by a monitoring hike in CNY Land Trust’s Baltimore Woods Preserve.