Talk on insect that kills trees: hemlock woolly adelgid

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 08, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Categories


Jennifer Schlick, program director at the Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary, will share what she learned recently at the United States Forest Service offices about the hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect that literally sucks the life out of hemlock trees, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown.

The fee is $16 for the public or $12 for Friends of the Nature Center.

Reservations are requested by Friday, March 7. Call (716) 569-2345, email info@jamestownaudubon.org, or use the on-line form.

Schlick will present a brief slideshow about this invasive species — commonly referred to as HWA — that is decimating large stands of the hemlock trees in the Great Smokey Mountains. She will also describe the multi-agency effort under way to monitor these ecologically critical trees and to develop strategies for minimizing HWA’s impact now that it has been reported in our region.

Following the indoor presentation, workshop participants will go outside to look for any evidence of the HWA in Audubon’s hemlock grove.

Participants are asked to dress for the weather. Binoculars might be helpful.

You can learn more about hemlock woolly adelgid at http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/management/fhm-invasives-hwa.shtml.

 

Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Holmberg Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation and the Johnson Foundation.

 

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

 

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.