Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention and Management
Presenters: Charlotte Malmborg, New York State Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 :: 9:00 a.m.- :00 p.m.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, 2043B State Rt. 68, Canton NY
Cost: $10.00 Includes lunch and materials.
Pre-registration is required. Please register by calling (315) 379-9192. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Approved for ISA Certification Credits: Certified Arborist: 5, Municipal Specialist: 5, BCMA - Science: 2.5, BCMA - Practice: 2.5

8:30-9:15 a.m. Registration
9:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:30-10:15 a.m. Asian Spotted Lanternfly
An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably sugar maple, and also severely damages fruit trees, grapes, and many herbaceous crops. In 2018, five SLF adults were confirmed in 4 Upstate NY counties. Learn to ID all life stages, including egg masses, and host species. Trapping & monitoring will be discussed. (Hetzler)
10:15-10:45 a.m. Invasive Asian Earthworms
As of 2018, 3 species in 2 genera have been identified in northern forest soils. These worms deplete soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, and disrupt native plant communities. A major vector for Asian earthworms is the movement of equipment, soil, and wood waste. Learn to identify these new-found pests, their signs and symptoms, and methods to test for their presence. (Hetzler)
10:45-10:55 a.m. Break
10:55-11:45 a.m. 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 controlling the pest, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at the Cornell’s Whitmore Lab. (Malmborg)
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch: Provided.
12:15-2:45 p.m. Scouting
Participants will break up into 2 groups to scout for HWA in mature hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods. (Malmborg, Hetzler)
2:45-3:00 p.m. Questions, Discussion, Certificates

ISA Certified Arborist Preparatory Course
Presented by Glenn Gentzke, CA, RCA of Tree Services of Western New York, LLC,
January 21-25, 2019
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (each day)
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Contact Glenn at 716.694.5587 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Click here for a registration form

LIAA's Annual Symposium
Tuesday, February 5
7:00 am - 4:15 pm
Hofstra University, Uniondale, NY
Pre-register by January 25
Register online here
Download a brochure
Vendor tables available

Second Annual Symposium 
Evolution of the American Landscape: Gardening in a Change Climate
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Hwy
Great River, NY
Schedule and registration information here