Hemlock Pest Program

Triple threat to the Northern New England Hemlock trees

Hemlock Pest Program      Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:00 - 2:00 at PMEC,66 Brook Rd.,Amherst, NH

Presented by Kyle Lombard, NH DRED. Also Jon Nute, Extension Forester for Hillsborough; forest hike let by ACC consulting forester Charlie Koch and ACC member and arborist Lee Gilman                                                          

Learn about the four deadly pests attacking hemlocks and view the damage on ACC properties: Joe English Forest, and Haseltine where the hemlocks have been removed in a 'sanitation' harvest.

Invitation and Registration:

Interested in learning more about the triple threat to the Northern New England Hemlock?  Join us at Peabody Mill Environmental Center on Saturday April 9th for a workshop on the impacts of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), Elongate Hemlock Scale (EHS), and Sirococcus tsugae.  Presenting will be Kyle Lombard, Forest Entomologist and Pathologist with the NH Division of Forests & Lands.  In addition, there will be presentations by Jonathan Nute, Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Forester, local forester Charlie Koch, and ACC commissioner and certified Master Arborist Lee Gilman to share their boots on the ground experience with these invasives.  Hear how this crisis impacts the ACC Forest Management Plan for town owned parcels, and join us on a field trip to the nearby Hemlock Trail to see the impacts first hand.  Learn why "Hemlock Trail" may join Chestnut Hill as names of a bygone era!

Please feel free to extend the invitation to fellow commissioners, conservationists, concerned citizens and land owners.

Agenda:

10:00-11:00 AM   Kyle's Presentation

11:00-11:30 AM   Jonathan Nute – County-wide assessment

11:30 -12:00 PM  Charlie Koch, ACC Consulting Forester, will lead  a walk along the Hemlock Trail at adjacent Joe English Forest to view the decline and death of the mature hemlocks. Assisted by Lee Gilman, ACC and arborist.

12:00-1:00 PM  BYOL brown bag lunch and open discussion

1:00-2:00 PM    Optional field trip to the Haseltine Preserve to viewadditional impacted areas and an active salvage               operation. 

Location: Peabody Mill Environmental Center, 66 Brook Rd., Amherst, NH  03031

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Please carpool, parking is limited.  If you plan to join the field trips, please bring appropriate attire, including traction devices.  These trails are steep and slick.

Let us know you will be attending!  Please RSVP at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hemlock-invasives-workshop-tickets-21403507467

Or Call Anne Krantz 673-9684

For questions please contact the Amherst Conservation Commission at acc@amherstnh.gov

Co-sponsored by the Amherst Conservation Commission, Amherst Recreation Commission, and the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development - Division of Forests and Lands.  For additional information please visit us on the web!