Protect the Hemlocks! Volunteer Fence Raising at the Thorn Preserve
October 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Four years ago, the Catskill Center planted four rows of young hemlocks, as a future biological control release location for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). These trees will grow into a thick hedgerow which promotes easy recollection of the beetle Laricobius nigrinus, a target-specific predator of HWA.
This summer we will be repairing the fence that has protected the hemlocks from deer herbivory, to keep the trees healthy as they grow. Come help us protect these hemlocks, and learn about the invasive species that are plaguing them, as well as what you can do to help keep hemlocks alive in the Catskills landscape.
Water and snacks will be provided.
Event Duration: 0 miles, 3 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Leader(s): Dan Snider
Bring: sunscreen, hat, something to drink and gloves (snacks will be provided)
Registration required by 09/29/18. Use registration form below to register.
Dogs allowed: No
Questions about this event can be directed to: email@example.com or (845) 586-2611
Driving Directions: We will meet at the parking lot for the Thorn Preserve in Woodstock, at 55 John Joy Road.
From NY-28, turn North onto Zena Road in Woodstock for 1.9 miles. At the intersection with Sawkill Road, continue straight onto John Joy Road for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto the property. The parking area is to the immediate left as you enter the driveway.