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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Management for Tree Care Professionals
October 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday, October 21, 2021
3.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Credits from the Society for American Foresters
Restrooms are available at the Camp and please arrive before 10:00 am to sign in.
To receive 3.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Credits from the Society for American Foresters, participants must participate in both morning and afternoon portions of the training.
Join our partners at the Adirondack Invasive Plant Program (APIPP PRISM) to learn how hemlock trees play a key role in maintaining watershed and habitat health; how and when to correctly scout for HWA in the field; the state of research currently underway to develop biological controls; chemical control options, application methods, and treatment prioritization strategies in use by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; best methods for preventing HWA spread after coming in contact with infestations; ask questions from top experts and gain hands-on experience with HWA in the field.
Meet at Camp Wakpominee to learn from two guest speakers: Dr. Mark Whitmore, Cornell University, and Jason Denham, NYSDEC. Dr. Whitmore is a forest entomologist and leading HWA expert who will discuss his current state of research in developing biological controls to combat HWA on the landscape scale over time. Jason Denham, NYS DEC Supervising Forester, will provide information on DEC’s role in detecting and responding to the 2020 HWA infestation, pesticide use, tree selection, and logistics/challenges/lessons learned.
Following morning speaker presentations and a lunch break at Camp Wakpominee, participants will drive or carpool to a field site to practice hands-on HWA scouting and identification with a trainer, view an infestation site one year after chemical control applications began in the Lake George Wild Forest, and ask questions from experienced professionals.
PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will meet the third week of these months: January, April, July, and October alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10 am.
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Save the Date for 2021 Partner Meetings:
Due to COVID, all meetings will be virtual until further notice.
Wednesday, January 26th @ 10am
Thursday, April 15th @ 10am
Wednesday, July 7th @ 10am
Thursday, October 21 @10am
PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).
iMapInvasives holds training webinars after the PRISM Invasive Species Webinars from 1 pm-2 pm. Visit the iMap website for details and to register.