Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring Workshop
February 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a destructive invasive insect that has already been detected in southern Vermont. Join us for this hands-on workshop to practice monitoring for HWA in your community. Register here.
You will learn about HWA’s biology and life cycle. You’ll also learn how to identify and monitor HWA in hemlocks, and how to slow the spread of this insect.
The second half of the workshop will be in the field. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity. Bring a water bottle, snack, and snowshoes if possible. Binoculars and a clipboard are also helpful if you have them.
This event is co-sponsored by Vermont Department of Forest Parks and Recreation, Vermont Land Trust, and UVM Extension. It will be led by Jim Esden, Forest Health Protection Forester for VT Forest, Parks & Recreation; Caitlin Cusack, Forester for Vermont Land Trust; and Ginger Nickerson, Forest Pest Education Coordinator for Vermont Urban and Community Forest Program.
This event is eligible for CFE credits from the Society of American Foresters and has been assigned 1.5 credits in Category 1.
*In case of bad weather, please check vtcommunityforestry.org. Information will be posted by 6:00 AM on February 29. Registrants will also receive an email notification if the workshop has been rescheduled. Snow date: Saturday, March 7.
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