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Thanks Attendees! Collaborative Forest Pest Project Information Session

Posted on Dec 6, 2014

A big “thank you!” to everyone who attended our Collaborative Forest Pest Project Information Session this past Thursday night at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown, New York. Here you can see RTPI Conservation Technician Elyse Henshaw who did a terrific job educating over 20 members of the public on devastating forest pests like Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), an aphid-like insect targeting Eastern Hemlock trees, and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a wood boring insect targeting all of our Ash trees. As these pests threaten Chautauqua County organizations like RTPI and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCECC) are hard at work to raise awareness, provide training and resources that empower citizens to assist in monitoring of forest trees on state and private land while helping landowners find solutions to treat infestations. If you could not attend the session we will soon be providing additional follow-up resources and information.

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