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Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management

March 29, 2019 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center
40 West Main Street
Canton NY
Paul Hetzler
(315) 379-9192
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center

Join partners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, the New York State Hemlock Initiative, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for this informative forest pest workshop. See below for more details:


Pre-registration required; REGISTER ONLINE HERE or please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email [email protected]

ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5

NYLT CEU Credit: 1

NYSDEC Pesticide Credits: 4.5 in Categories 2, 3a, 9, 10, & 25; 1 in Categories 1a & 22. 

SAF Credits: Pending


8:15-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

9:00-9:45 Asian Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably maples. In 2018, seven SLF adults were confirmed in five Upstate NY counties. Learn to ID all life stages, egg masses, & host species.

9:45-10:30 Asian Earthworms: 3 species in 2 genera known. They deplete forest soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, & disrupt native plant communities. Learn signs, symptoms, sample methods, & ways to slow the spread.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Oak Wilt: Kelsey McLaughlin and Robert Cole of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present on oak wilt; its history, spread, case studies, and potential mitigation measures.

11:45-12:15 Lunch: Provided.

12:15-1:15 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources will present on the history of the HWA, its biology, spread, and options for monitoring and control, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at Cornell’s Whitmore Lab.

1:15-3:30 Scouting: We will caravan to a site 15 minutes away. Please dress for the weather. Participants will scout for HWA in hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods.

3:30 Questions, Discussion, NYSDEC Pesticide Certificates, Wrap-up


Charlotte Malmborg, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
Kelsey McLaughlin, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands and Forest, Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

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