Cornell Cooperative Extension in partnership with DEC has announced they will be hosting Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University to present on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.
Hemlocks are one of the most important tree species in New York forests, but here in New York our hemlocks are threatened by an invasive forest pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid. HWA reached New York in the 1980s and continues to spread today, infesting new areas each year.
In this talk, Charlotte will cover the importance of hemlock trees in northeastern forests, the threat presented by HWA, and what landowners can do to identify and manage HWA infestations in your area. She will also give an introduction to the New York State Hemlock Initiative’s research into biological control opportunities and the role of NYSHI in promoting hemlock conservation throughout the state.
This program will be held at the Department of Environmental Conservation, 232 Golf Course Road, in Warrensburg on Sunday, February 18th at 12:30 pm.
There will also be a short field experience where participants will look at hemlocks and some of the common things that might be confused for HWA. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. To register, contact Dan Carusone at (518) 668‐4881 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid provided.