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An RTPI Intern Explains Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Surveys

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020

An RTPI Intern Explains Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Surveys

RTPI Survey – February 14, 2020 by Taylor Haight; Jamestown Community College Student/RTPI Intern On Valentine’s Day, volunteers from Jamestown Community College and the community participated in an HWA survey at Roger Tory Peterson Institute and JCC preserves. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, or HWA, is an invasive, aphid-like insect that feeds on the sap of hemlock trees. Feeding disrupts the flow of nutrients to the twigs and needles and could lead to the death of the tree within four to ten years. Since it’s first detection in the early 1920s, HWA has spread to 17 states, and now occupies more...

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What’s Going on in Your Woods? 24th Annual Northwest PA Forest Landowner Conference

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020

What’s Going on in Your Woods? 24th Annual Northwest PA Forest Landowner Conference

24th Annual Northwest PA Forest Landowner Conference February 29th, 2020 Frank G. Pogue Student Center Edinboro University Registration Deadline: February 21st What’s going on in your woods? During this forest focused event, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will be hosting a table to provide information about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, the High Allegheny Hemlock Conservation Partnership and how to get involved in protecting our local forests from this unwanted pest. Landowner Conference Brochure – 2020 For more information about the event please visit...

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Help Wanted: Great Backyard Bird Count

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020

Help Wanted: Great Backyard Bird Count

Over President’s Day weekend (Friday, February 14 thru Monday, February 17, 2020), bird enthusiasts of all ages and abilities throughout the world are urged to count birds in their backyards or local parks as part of the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. It doesn’t cost money. You can do it “bare-handed” just by watching out your kitchen window. It’s fun and educational. And it really helps contribute valuable information to bird conservation. The Falconer Public Library will host a free indoor introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count on Wednesday, 02/12 from 5:30 – 6:00 PM....

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Allegheny Outfitters to Host Free Hemlock Tree Conservation Programs

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020

Allegheny Outfitters to Host Free Hemlock Tree Conservation Programs

Want to show your love for our local forests? During the week of Valentine’s Day, partners of the High Allegheny Hemlock Conservation Partnership and Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative will join Allegheny Outfitters in Warren, PA for two events focusing on the invasive pest known as Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) which is threatening our native Eastern Hemlock Trees. On Thursday February 13th, this collaborative will lead a training session at Allegheny Outfitters from 6-7:30pm. And on Saturday, February 15th conservation staff from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will join Allegheny...

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Citizen Science Opportunity: Protect Our Hemlock Trees

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019

Citizen Science Opportunity: Protect Our Hemlock Trees

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an aphid-like insect, originating from Asia that feeds off of the food storage cells below the needles of an Eastern Hemlock tree and hides itself under white woolly masses for protection. Within only a matter of 4-10 years an individual tree can succumb to an HWA infestation if left unnoticed. This deadly bug has been progressively moving closer to our area as it has spread throughout much of the eastern United States, leaving massive stands of hemlocks dead in their wake. Early detection of this particular pest is crucial as the spread of HWA can be managed....

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