HWA kills trees - Protect your Hemlocks!
Learn more about the threat, and how to treat your own trees. This event is free to all – held at 2 pm on Saturday, 14 September, 2019, at the new Cook Forest State Park office, 100 Route 36, Cooksburg, PA 16217. It will follow the member’s picnic and history walk hosted by the Woodland Owners of Clarion-Allegheny Valley.
Join specialists on invasive insects from the PA Bureau of Forestry for information on at-home treatment for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), including:
- the importance of helmock
- the reduced cost of treatment (far less than removing dead trees!)
- different treatment methods, including:
- overview of available pesticides;
- which is best for a given situation; and
- the best seasons for treatments
followed by an on-site session during which attendees can actually apply the treatment – this single application should protect each target hemlock for seven years!
We’ll be walking along Tom’s Run for the field work – please wear long pants and closed shoes; gloves will be provided. Attendees may be able to loan equipment from the PA Bureau of Forestry for treating their private hemlock stands – more details at the event.