SLELO - HWA Walk & Talk - Trenton Greenbelt Hiking Trails
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About the event
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) kills hemlock trees. Hemlocks are a key tree species for healthy forests in the Tug Hill region and elsewhere, and your efforts can make a difference in preventing the spread of this insect. During this field session, you’ll learn how to identify Eastern Hemlock, its role in the forest, how to perform early detection surveys, how to report observations using the iMapInvasives mobile app. Attendees will become part of our Invasive Species Volunteer Surveillance Network and be informed via email of priority invasive species to keep an eye out for and learn of suggested survey sites to monitor for signs of infestation. Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasives user account and download the iMap mobile app prior to attending the hike. By searching for and reporting observations, volunteers aid a state-wide effort to monitor for and manage HWA.