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The graphics on this page can be used by the general public to enhance invasive species awareness in social media. Please inlcude the hashtag @sleloprisminvasives when you use these images. 

Porcelain Berry

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Porcelain berry is an invasvie woody vine that shades out understory vegetation and girdles trees. Being in the grape family, leaves of porcelain berry look very similar to native grape leaves. The best way to distinguish between the two, is to look for purplish-blue colored berries with a porcelain shine to them in the fall. Also if you break the woody salks of the vine and see a white center or pith, it is porcelain berry.  If you find porcelain berry take a photo, note your location and report it to megan.pistolese@tnc.org, or to iMapinvasives.org. 

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Porcelain berry has has been detected in St. Lawrence County in Potsdam and Ogdensburg. The fruit of this invasive plant is easily spread by birds. Porcelain berry has leaves similar to grape leaves but produce purple-blue colored berries with a porcelain shine to them in the fall. If you find porcelain berry report take a photo, note your location and report it to megan.pistolese@tnc.org, or to iMapinvasives.org. 

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

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Hemlock woolly adelgid is an invasive insect that kills hemlock trees. During the fall and winter months, this invasive pest secretes a white woolly mass around its body. This mass is visable to the eye and can be seen at the on hemlock needles where  it connects to the branch. 

If you find hemlock woolly adelgid take a photo, note your location and report it to megan.pistolese@tnc.org, or to iMapinvasives.org. 

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Hemlock trees are the foundation of our forests. They reduce soil erosion along cliffs and streambeds, they provide shade in the summer and yearround shelter for wildlife. 

An invasive insect called hemlock woolly adelgid is killing hemlock trees in New York. Signs of an infestation include the presence of white woolly masses at the base of needles, loss or discoloration of needles, and lack of new bright green foilage at the tips of branches in the spring. 

If you find signs of hemlock woolly adelgid take a photo, note your location and report it to megan.pistolese@tnc.org, or to iMapinvasives.org. 

Include @sleloprisminvasives and #invasivespecies

Spotted Lanternfly

This infographic was provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County. Designed by, Jennifer Lerner. 

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Spotted lanternfly is an invasive plant hopper that threatens our grape, hopp, apple, and maple production. It lays its eggs on nearly anything and can hitchhike on firewood, so #DontMoveFirewood, instead, buy wood where you plan to burn it.

If you spott spotted lanternfly report it to spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov 

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Spotted Lanternfly

This infographic was provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County. Designed by, Jennifer Lerner. 

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Spotted lanternfly adults lay eggs in the fall and early winter. Keep an eye out for the brightly colored winged adults and for their grayish/brown waxy egg masses while you enjoy the season.  

If you spott spotted lanternfly report it to spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov 

Include @sleloprisminvasives and #invasivespecies 

Spotted Lanternfly

This infographic was provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County. Designed by, Jennifer Lerner. 

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Tree of heaven is a perfered host of invasive spotted lanternfly. To help identify Tree of heaven look for a bump at the base of each leaflet. Another sign you have found tree of heaven is if the leaves give off a foul odor when crushed.  If you spot tree of heaven, check for signs of invasive Spotted lanternfly.

If you spott spotted lanternfly report it to spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov 

Include @sleloprisminvasives and #invasivespecies 

Spotted Lanternfly

This infographic was provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County. Designed by, Jennifer Lerner. 

Spotted lanternfly lays its eggs on nearly everything. Look for gray to brown colored waxy patches on tree trunks, rocks and other surfaces.

If you spott spotted lanternfly report it to spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov 

Include @sleloprisminvasives and #invasivespecies 

Spotted Lanternfly

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Tree of heaven is an invasive tree that have pinnately compound leaves. Each leaf has 10-41 leaflets with a glandular bump at the base. The leaves give off a foul smell when crushed, and the bark looks similar to the outter peel of cantaloupe fruit. If you spot tree of heaven, check for signs of invasive Spotted lanternfly.

If you spott spotted lanternfly report it to spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov 

Include @sleloprisminvasives and #invasivespecies 

Spotted Lanternfly

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Spotted lanternflys lay eggs on nearly everything. Be sure to check your wheel wells, behind vehicle grills, boats and outdoor equipment before traveling. Look for gray to brown colored waxy patches.

If you spott spotted lanternfly report it to spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov 

Include @sleloprisminvasives and #invasivespecies 

Spotted Lanternfly

This infographic was provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County. Designed by, Jennifer Lerner. 

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Spotted lanternfly eggs can easily go unnoticed and can be found on many surfaces. Eggs are about 1-inch long, and have a brown, seed-like appearance. They are covered in a mud-like  gray colored secretion that helps them stay glued to a surface in a mass. Eggs are layed in the fall and overwinter. 

If you spott spotted lanternfly report it to spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov 

Include @sleloprisminvasives and #invasivespecies 

Spotted Lanternfly

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Look for signs of Spotted lanternfly.  Keep an eye out for insects that change from black to red to brightly colored winged adults. Egg masses that are covered in a gray-waxy secrection, black sooty mold buildup around plants, or sap oozing from tree trunks. 

If you spott spotted lanternfly report it to spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov 

Include @sleloprisminvasives and #invasivespecies 

Stay tuned for more infographics. Thanks for sharing! 

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PREVENTION
Prevent the introduction of invasive species into the SLELO PRISM.

EARLY DETECTION & RAPID RESPONSE
Rapidly detect new and recent invaders and eliminate all individuals within a specific area.

COOPERATION
Share resources, including funding personnel, equipment, information, and expertise.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Collect, utilize, and share information regarding surveys, infestations, control methods, monitoring, and research.

CONTROL
Control invasive species infestations by using best management practices, methods and techniques to include: ERADICATION (which is to eliminate all individuals and the seed bank from an area), CONTAINMENT (which is reducing the spread of established infestations from entering an uninfested area) and SUPPRESSION which is to reduce the density but not necessarily the total infested area.

RESTORATION
Develop and implement effective restoration methods for areas that have been degraded by invasive species and where suppression or control has taken place.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Increase public awareness and understanding of invasive species.

INNOVATION
Develop and implement innovative technologies that help us to better understand, visualize, alleviate or manage invasive species and their impacts or that serve to strengthen ecosystem function and/or processes.

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PRISM Coordinator

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Outreach and Education

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