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Protect the Hemlocks! Volunteer Fence Raising at the Thorn Preserve

October 6, 2018 @ 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.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  No

Questions about this event can be directed to:  dsnider@catskillcenter.org 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.

After you press “Submit” below the registration form, you will see a screen that says “Your registration has been submitted”. If you do not, an error has occurred. Please resubmit, being sure to complete all fields. You should receive a message from the leader acknowledging your registration.


October 6, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Thorn Preserve
55 John Joy Road
Woodstock, NY United States
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