Saving our Trees from Forest Pests

Date

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time

4:00 pm

Location

The Environmental Cooperative Barn Multi-Purpose Room

Erin Brady, DEC Lands and Forests Educator and Dr. Gary Lovett from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will focus on the emerald ash borer, a beetle from Asia that has invaded NY and is currently infesting ash trees in Poughkeepsie. Learn about the biology of this invasive insect, how it got here, and how to determine if it is killing ash trees in your yard, on your street, or in your local park. Dr. Lovett will be talking about the Tree-SMART Trade initiative which identifies policy measures that will prevent the introduction of future forest pests. Weather permitting, we will be taking a short hike to learn how to identify ash trees and look for signs of the emerald ash borer here on the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. This is a free event.

For more information contact Kat Rosemond (karosemond@vassar.edu) 845-437-7435

Contact
Jennifer Rubbo

Department
The Environmental Cooperative