The eastern hemlock tree (Tsuga canadensis) is one of the most important tree species in New York forests. Here in New York, hemlocks are threatened by an invasive forest pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). HWA reached New York in the 1980s and continues to spread today, infesting new areas each year. In the Skaneateles watershed, HWA is well established in the southern watershed with several new locations identified in 2020.
In this talk, Caroline Marschner of the New York State Hemlock Initiative will present basic information on hemlocks and HWA, and focus on the management strategies available and tools for planning a response to HWA on your property. She will cover the biological control research for HWA at Cornell University.
Register to reserve your spot in the webinar: bit.ly/3p1jSCc.
For more information on Skaneateles Lake programming, visit: www.skanlakeinfo.org.
This program is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County and the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University. Support for this event comes from the City of Syracuse.
This event is online
Last updated February 18, 2021