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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Early Detection Training

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When:
November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-11-14T18:00:00-05:00
2018-11-14T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
162 Swarts Hall
300 Campus Dr
Bradford, PA 16701
USA
Cost:
Free
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Early Detection Training @ 162 Swarts Hall | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

HWA is an invasive, aphid-like insect which feeds off of the food storage cells below the needles of an Eastern Hemlock tree and hides itself under white woolly masses for protection. Within only a matter of 4-10 years an individual tree can succumb to an HWA infestation if left unnoticed. This deadly bug has been progressively moving into Western New York and Pennsylvania as it has spread throughout much of the eastern United States, leaving massive stands of hemlocks dead in their wake. Join is to learn how you can help our region’s Eastern Hemlocks! This program will take place in 162 Swarts Hall.

Topics & Speakers Include:
• History of the High Allegheny Hemlock Conservation Partnership-Andrea Hille USDA Forest Service
• The importance of Eastern Hemlock trees and the threat of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid-Tim Tomon DCNR Bureau of Forestry and Bill Oldland USDA Forest Service
• How to monitor for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Reporting Your Findings- Kimberly Bohn Penn State Extension and Elyse Henshaw Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Questions about the training sessions can be directed to Elyse Henshaw (RTPI) at ehenshaw@rtpi.org or Andrea Hille (USFS) at ahille@fs.fed.us.

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