VT Urban and Community Forestry, Vermont Land Trust, and VT Forests, Parks and Recreation
Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a destructive invasive insect that has already been detected on hemlock trees in southern Vermont. Join FPR Forest Health Protection Forester, Jim Esden; Vermont Land Trust Forester, Caitlin Cusack; and Vermont Urban and Community Forest Program Forest Pest Education Coordinator, Ginger Nickerson, for this hands-on workshop to practice monitoring for HWA in your community.
You will learn:
- Biology and life cycle of HWA
- How to monitor for HWA and identify HWA-infested hemlocks
- What you can do to detect and slow the spread of this insect pest!
The second half of the workshop will be in the field. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity in cold weather, and bring a water bottle and snack. Binoculars, a clipboard, and snowshoes are optional but helpful if you have them.
This event is eligible for CFE credits from the Society of American Foresters and has been assigned 1.5 Category 1 credits.
Please pre-register by February 24th as space is limited. Click here to register. Be sure to register separately for each individual attending. For more information, email Ginger.Nickerson@uvm.edu or call 802-476-2003
This event is co-sponsored by Vermont Department of Forest Parks and Recreation, the Vermont Land Trust, and UVM Extension.
***Snow date: Saturday March 7th *** In case of bad weather, we will send registrants an email by 6 am on the morning of February 29th if the workshop is re-scheduled for March 7th.