Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Learn about Ash Tree Problems

From member Pat Curran, Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County:

Do you have ash trees on your property? Are they healthy? Will the Emerald Ash Borer be a threat? These are questions to be addressed during a Cooperative Extension workshop on February 15, 7-9 PM. The workshop will include information on ash identification, a review of common ash diseases, and signs of Emerald Ash Borer. Jeanne Grace, City of Ithaca Forestry Technician will provide an overview of the common ash species in our area and how to identify them. Dr. George Hudler, Cornell
Plant Pathologist specializing in woody plant diseases, will talk about ash dieback and decline. Mark Whitmore, Entomologist with the Dept of Natural Resources will talk about what to expect from Emerald Ash Borer and how to plan for the pest. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested due to limited space at the Cooperative Extension building. Call 272-2292 to sign up.

Know your Ash - CCE Tompkins County, Tuesday, Feb. 15
7 PM - Welcome, intro to the purpose of the program - Monika Roth, CCE Tompkins
7:10 - Ash Identification - Jeanne Grace, Forestry Technician, City of Ithaca (20 Minutes)
7:30 - Ash tree diseases that impact their longevity and health - Dr. George Hudler, Cornell Plant Pathology (30 Minutes)
8:00 - Emerald Ash Borer - expected progress of the infestation, what to look for, actions to take/when.. - Mark Whitmore, Entomologist, Cornell Natural Resources (30 minutes)
8:30 Q & A -

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Feb. ACNARGS newsletter

The February 2011 issue of Green Dragon Tales, the ACNARGS newsletter, is now online here:

2011 program plans

Our tentative program line up for for the rest of the year, updated April 3.

April 16: Carol Eichler – The Tame and Wild Alpine Flora of Colorado. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca. Plant of the Month will be plants growable in the East from Laporte Avenue Nursery, Fort Collins, Colorado.

May 14: Ithaca Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., location to be determined (likely NYS Armory off Rt. 13 N at Hanshaw Rd.)

June 18-20 – Working trip to White Pine Camp. See details below.

July 10 – Member garden tour, Syracuse area. Featured gardens include Michael Brennan’s, in Pompey, and John Gilrein’s and Harold Peachey’s, both in South Onondaga. Details and directions coming in future newsletters.

August (date to be announced) – Member plant sale and picnic.

September (tentative, date to be announced) – Working trip to White Pine Camp.

Fall programs to be announced: September 17, October 15, November 12 (note November meeting is on the second Saturday).