Mar 23 2017 19:00
Mar 23 2017 21:00

Trees are a dominant feature of the natural landscape. Unfortunately, one by one Ontario’s tree species are being assaulted by a range of fungal blights, diseases, and introduced insect pests altering the species makeup of our forests. Chestnut Blight, Dutch Elm Disease and Emerald Ash Borer come to mind.
Join North Durham Nature's James Kamstra and Mike Henry, a forest ecologist with the Ancient Forest Exploration and Research Group, for this presentation. James will look at the origins, spread and implications of the various pathogens, and warn us of new ones on the horizon. Mike will be talking about the Eastern Hemlock project he is leading involving the documentation of the spread of the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, an aphid like insect that has had a large impact on the hemlock forest in the Appalachian Mountains, and was recently discovered in Ontario.
Please meet at 7 p.m. at the Scugog Memorial Library (231 Water Street, Port Perry). Everyone is welcome! A donation of $5 is appreciated from non-members. For more information, please visit our website at or “Like” us on Facebook!
Location: Scugog Memorial Library (231 Water Street), Port Perry