Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County Consumer Horticulture Program, Master Gardener Volunteers, the Town of Irondequoit Conservation Board, and the NYS Hemlock Initiative present Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Monroe County and New York State.
The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an aphid like insect that threatens hemlock trees in eastern North America. HWA has been in NY for over 20 years and is now spreading across the state and to higher elevations at an alarming rate. Early detection is the key to successful management. HWA are recognized by white woolly masses produced on twigs in late winter, making winter an ideal time to monitor and report HWA.
This free HWA monitoring workshop will provide information about HWA and hemlock identification, basic HWA biology, treatment options, biological controls and how to monitor and report HWA.
We will start with a lecture at the Irondequoit Public Library followed by a walk in Durand Park to see Hemlocks and possible damage done by the HWA.
For more information on the NYS Hemlock Initiative: https://blogs.cornell.edu/nyshemlockinitiative/he...
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