Woodland stewardship program to focus on hemlock pest Oct. 18

Oct 08, 2018

Rockport — Maine Forest Service District Forester Morten Moesswilde and Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Program Manager Hildy Ellis lead the ninth in a series of free, monthly Small-Scale Woodland Stewardship Tours in Knox and Lincoln counties Oct. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.. The focus of this month’s tour is the impact and management of hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive forest pest that attacks and ultimately kills eastern hemlock trees. The tour will be held at the woodlot of John Welsh 142 Dover Road, Boothbay. Moesswilde and Ellis will be joined by Welsh, his forester, Dave Schaible, and MFS forest entomologist Colleen Teerling, who works on research and management of HWA and other invasive forest pests in Maine.

Participants are asked to meet at 2 p.m. at the Welsh property. These free tours are held rain or shine; dress for the elements and ground conditions. For more information, directions, and to RSVP, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD at 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org.

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