Upcoming Forest Pest Workshops

CRISP, the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, is offering a number of events on forest pests. Changing forest conditions due to the impact of invasive species can have a negative impact on lake water quality and is a concern for many lake residents.

The upcoming CRISP events are:

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Phenology Training on Friday 9/29 at 12 Noon at Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY 12457

Phenology is the timing of natural events, when leaves turn colors in the fall, when flowers bloom in the spring, and when animals complete different life stages of growth. Currently, little is known about hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) phenology across the landscape. A deeper understanding of the life cycle of HWA throughout New York State can tell us where and when to release biocontrol insects, where to monitor for biocontrol establishment, and allow us to track HWA response to different climate factors in the field.
In this training, join one of the New York State Hemlock Initiative’s experienced field technicians as they take you through the yearly phenology of hemlock woolly adelgid. Learn how to identify HWA in the field during any time of year, including just following their summer aestivation period. Learn about why it’s important to track the life cycle of HWA, and how you can help them find out more about HWA and hemlock conservation in your area. Please RSVP and direct any questions about the training to nd283@cornell.edu.

Alien Invaders in Burroughs’ Backyard on Saturday 10/7 at 1:00 PM at Woodchuck Lodge 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474

John Thompson, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator, updates us on how Catskill forests have changed since John Burroughs tramped through these woods. Forests are now threatened by the introduction of species that would be unfamiliar to Burroughs. Discussion of invasive species and what we can do to help protect the Catskill Mountains for the future.   More info is available here.

Forest Pest Spotlight: Asian Longhorned Beetle Workshop on Sunday 10/8 at 2:00 PM at Spillian, 50 Fleischmanns Heights Road, Fleischmanns, NY 12430

Join Catskill Center staff Sunday October 8th at 2 pm for an educational forest pest workshop at Spillian in Fleischmanns! The workshop will start with a short presentation spotlighting Asian Longhorned Beetle and touching on other high-priority pests and pathogens like hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer, and oak wilt. After a quick break, invasive species experts will lead a walk on the property identifying, discussing, and tagging host trees for the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Forest Pest Spotlight: Asian Longhorned Beetle Workshop on Saturday 10/14 at 10:00 AM at Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY 12457

Join Catskill Center staff Sunday October 8th at 2 pm for an educational forest pest workshop at Spillian in Fleischmanns! The workshop will start with a short presentation spotlighting Asian Longhorned Beetle and touching on other high-priority pests and pathogens like hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer, and oak wilt. After a quick BYO lunch at noon, invasive species experts will lead a walk around the property identifying, discussing, and tagging host trees for the Asian Longhorned Beetle.


Source:
John Thompson, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) Coordinator
jthompson@catskillcenter.org

CATSKILL CENTER
PO Box 504 Arkville, NY 12406
catskillinvasives.com

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