An Update on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid & Emerald Ash Borer

When

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

What

Talk

Where

Unitarian Church Annex , second floor (208 E Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY)

Who

Mark Whitmore, Cornell Dept of Natural Resources

Description

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) are two invasive non-native insects that are changing the face of our forests. EAB feeds only on ash trees, killing them quickly, and is rapidly spreading through the area creating many economic challenges for individuals and communities needing to deal with the death of these common trees. HWA is spreading more slowly and takes years to kill hemlocks, but mortality is mounting. Learn more about these very different insects and what we can do to best manage their economic and ecological impacts.