Thursday, January 18, 2018:
Dr. Cynthia Morton will present a program Involving Information and Research about Tree Genetics.
Dr. Morton is a biologist with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. She formerly was with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where she worked in the botany section.
She has and is conducting research into the genetic diversity of the trees of the city parks and urban landscape.
Details on the program are to come.
Thursday, February 15:
Service forester Jessica Salter on the "Hemlock Woolly Adelgid" - an Asian pest that is attacking and could decimate our Eastern Hemlock - Our State Tree! Hemlock Woolly Adelgid talk/program by Jessica Salter is now "confirmed" for Thursday evening February 15th. Social half hour with refreshments at 6:30pm, program at 7:00pm.
Eric Osterling will speak on tree pruning, planting and the care of fruit trees and landscape trees. The program will start alfresco, and finish up indoors with a slide presentation and additional information. Social time and registration at 6:00 under the WCD campus pavilion with coffee, hot cider and hot chocolate and goodiesl. The program will begin at 6:15 - 6:30 to take advantage of available light, then move inside at sunset.
Thursday, September 13 Tentative:
Service forester Celine Colbert on tree identification, location TBD.
April's program is a mystery at this time...stay tuned!
Thursday, May 10:
"The State of the American Chestnut" with Tracey Coulter, Agroforestry Coordinator - Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry. Social half hour at 6:30pm, program beginning at 7:00pm. More details to follow.
Saturday, June 9 Tentative:
Join us for perennial favorite Annual Forbes State Forest field trip & tour event. Time TBD.
"Old Fields, New Habitat" Learn how to turn old fields into productive forest openings for wildlife and invasive species management. More info soon.
Monday, September 20:
Brush up on your on tree identification skills with Forester Celine Colbert. Watch this space for more info!
Thursday, October 18th:
Annual meeting with potluck dinner. The short business meeting will include the semi-annual elections of officers. Why not consider getting more involved with WWIA by serving on the Board? More details to come!
A reminder to members: Celebrate WWIA's 28th anniversary by renewing your membership.
Please make your check out to WWIA and send your dues to Tony Quadro,
Westmoreland Conservation District, 218 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601.
Act now and you'll pay only $10 for 2018. Member benefits include free entry to nearly
all WWIA programs, plus our informative quarterly newsletter.
Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association