Invasive forest insects and diseases are one of the most severe and urgent threats to the health of Adirondack forests. The first occurrence of emerald ash borer in the Adirondack Park was identified in July 2020. Just a few weeks later the first major infestation of hemlock woolly adelgid in the region was discovered. These two forest pests have the potential to significantly alter the forested landscape of the Adirondacks. In addition, several other damaging pests and diseases are present in other regions of the state and could migrate to the Adirondacks.
To learn more about the forest pests that threaten the Adirondacks, join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and Dr. Gary Lovett from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for an informative presentation at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 21 via Zoom. Dr. Lovett’s talk will include information about why the threat from forest pests is so high, and what we can do about it.
Dr. Lovett is a Senior Scientist Emeritus and Forest Ecologist at the Cary Institute. His research focuses on the effects of air pollution, climate change and invasive insects and diseases on forests. He is the author of over 140 scientific publications and editor of two books and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Ecological Society of America. To register for this free webinar, click here or visit: https://adkinvasives.com/Events/Detail/91 . A link to the Zoom presentation will be sent via email to registrants before the presentation and workshop recordings will be available on APIPP’s YouTube channel following the event.