How Invasive Species Impact Urban and Rural Forests

Date(s): 
Thu, 10/22/2009 - 3:00pm

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Allegany/Cattaraugus County in conjunction with The David A. Howe Public Library will host a Community Lecture on Thursday, October 22nd, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) on the impact of invasive species on urban and rural forests.

The forests of North America have always been changing. In the past, glaciers and fires have had dramatic impacts on the distribution and composition of forests. Recently, with the increase in world commerce, insects and fungi are traveling readily around the globe and some are proving to be a formidable force in long-term forest changes. With the recent arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer in the Midwest and its subsequent spread to New York State we are faced with the possibility of losing most if not all of the ash trees in our communities and forests.

Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist with the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University will present the lecture which will discuss the history and biology of the Emerald Ash Borer and other invasions by non-native forest pests and cover steps we can take now to lessen their impact.

This program is Free and Open to the General Public. It will be held at the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville. Please enter the Nancy Howe Auditorium entrance off Park Ave.

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Location

David A. Howe Public Library
155 North Main Street
Wellsville, NY
United States
42° 7' 18.6024" N, 77° 56' 57.2568" W
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