Enjoy a guided walk in the woods, and learn to recognize and report the newest threat to American Beech Trees: Beech Leaf Disease (BLD). Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust (THTLT), the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM), and NYS DEC Forest Health Specialist Maria MoskaLee will lead the program.
BLD is spreading rapidly across the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, affecting and killing both native and ornamental beech tree species. Associated with a nematode whose presence is thought to cause leaf disfiguration including striping and curling. Young trees can die in less than five years after the first signs of damage appear. BLD has only been discovered in recent years. In 2022, it has been found in 15 new counties in New York, for a total of 35 infected counties. It was recently found in Oswego County in the SLELO region, and nearby on the southwestern edge of the Adirondacks.
Tuesday, September 20th
Joseph A Blake Wildlife Sanctuary
Registration is required no later than 8 pm on Monday, September 19th.
Prior to attending, participants should follow these steps to be able to report observations and aid state-wide early detection efforts:
SLELO 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.
If you want to receive partner meeting announcements please email email@example.com .
Save the Date for 2023 Partner Meetings:
Thursday, October 12th
Keewaydin State Park – Marina Pavilion, 10 am-12 pm 45165 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
The PRISM Network hosts a monthly Speaker Series on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).
iMapInvasives holds training webinars after the PRISM Speaker Series from 1 pm-2 pm. Visit the iMap website for details and to register.
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