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This free training for forestry and arboriculture professionals will teach about scouting and managing for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive insect leading to eastern hemlock decline across the United [...]
This free training for forestry and arboriculture professionals will teach about scouting and managing for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive insect leading to eastern hemlock decline across the United States.
Learn how hemlock play a key role in maintaining watershed and habitat health; how and when to correctly scout for HWA in the field; the state of research currently underway to develop biological controls; chemical control options, application methods, and treatment prioritization strategies in use by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; best methods for preventing HWA spread after coming in contact with infestations; ask questions from top experts and gain hands-on experience with HWA in the field.
Guest speakers: Dr. Mark Whitmore, Cornell University, and Jason Denham, NYSDEC. Dr. Whitmore is a forest entomologist and leading HWA expert who will discuss his current state of research in developing biological controls to combat HWA on the landscape scale over time. Jason Denham, NYS DEC Supervising Forester, will provide information on DEC’s role in detecting and responding to the 2020 HWA infestation, pesticide use, tree selection, and logistics/challenges/lessons learned.
Following morning speaker presentations and a lunch break, participants will drive or carpool to a field site to practice hands-on HWA scouting and identification with a trainer, view an infestation site one year after chemical control applications began in the Lake George Wild Forest, and ask questions from experienced professionals.
*Continuing Education Credits: 3.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Credits from the Society for American Foresters may be earned by those participating in both morning and afternoon portions of the training.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
185 Sly Pond Rd, Fort Ann, NY 12827