Friday, February 28, 2020

Grange Lyceum: Invasive Species Threat to Trees

Young spotted lanternfliesThe Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum is set to continue their “Hidden in Plain Sight” series with “Trees at Risk: The Threat of Invasive Insect Pests” on Tuesday, March 3rd.

Paul Smith’s College professor of forestry, Randall Swanson, will talk about the danger posed by invasive species such as the Emerald Ash Borer, Spotted Lanternfly, and Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, and explain what we can do to better protect our trees.

The “Hidden in Plain Sight” series looks at well-known things from unusual angles and examines objects and ideas that are hidden from plain view.

This event begins at at 7:30 pm, there is a $5 suggested donation; free for students. The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, in Essex. More information can be found on the Grange’s website.

Photo of Young spotted lanternflies courtesy Wikimedia user Rkillcrazy.

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