Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Preparing for Impacts to the Hocking Hills Region – November 15th in Logan

Posted on October 30, 2012

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Eastern hemlocks play a key role in Hocking County’s ecology and economy. These trees, however, are currently threatened by the recent discovery of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in southeastern Ohio. Join us for an evening program designed to introduce the potential threats, impacts, and management issues presented by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Hocking Hills Region.

The evening’s program will include the following speakers:

Pat Quackenbush, Naturalist, Hocking Hills State Park:

Importance of hemlock to the Hocking Hills and issues and concerns regarding Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Jesse Webster, Forester, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

How the Great Smoky Mountains has faced the invasion of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and how they are man-aging for this pest

Stephanie Downs, Forester, Ohio Division of Forestry

Current status of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Ohio

Hocking Hills Tourism Association

Plans on how Hocking County is preparing for the invasion of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid to the Hocking Hills Region

When:  November 15th, 2012; 7:00 pm

Where: The Olde Dutch Restaurant

12791 Ohio 664

Logan, OH 43138

If you are interested in attending this program, please RSVP by Tuesday November 13 to the Hocking County OSU Extension office at (740)385-3222 or by email at wenger.106@osu.edu

This program is a cooperative effort of the  ODNR Divisions of Forestry and Parks, OSU Extension – Hocking County, The Hocking Hills Tourism Association and the National Park Service.

Color Brochure:  Hocking Hills HWA Program Flyer

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