WOODBURY — The Woodbury Conservation Commission will host Dr. Carole Cheah at the Woodbury Library for a virtual presentation about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Connecticut’s hemlock trees at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 28 via Zoom.

The HWA is a serious pest of Canadian or Eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, in the northeastern states.

The insect was discovered in Connecticut in 1985 and has spread rapidly to both cultivated and forest hemlocks. Dr. Carole Cheah is a research entomologist expert on biocontrols of invasives for the state of Connecticut.

Dr. Cheah is associated with the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station and was key in helping the Conservation Commission with the release of HWA predator ladybugs this past spring in Nonnewaug Falls.

Those interested may register at www.woodburylibraryct.org for the program; a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the talk.

Those seeking additional information may contact the library at 203-263-3502. 

The library is located at 269 Main St. South, the web address is www.woodburylibraryct.org.

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