Jesse Webster From the Great Smoky Mountain National Park featured at November 9th Program on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

We’re so excited that Jesse Webster from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park will be visiting the Hocking Hills on November 9th  to discuss options for managing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.  This excerpt from Jesse’s bio says it all:  “I”m certain that you can do something to save your trees and that you will be glad that you did”.

See the press release and flier below for more details on the program and how you can reserve your seat!!

Jesse Webster- Coordinator for Forest Insect and Disease in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Printable PDF FLIER:  HWA Nov 9 public mtg flier_10.22.15 (2)

Printable PDF Press Release: HWA NOV 9 Press Release

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Preparing to Proactively Manage for Impacts to the Hocking Hills Region

Eastern hemlocks play a key role in Hocking County’s ecology and economy.  These trees however, are currently threatened by the 2013 discovery of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid at Cantwell Cliffs.  It has also been found at several other areas in southeast Ohio.  Join us for an evening program designed to introduce the potential threats, impacts, and management issues presented by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Hocking Hills Region.

The evening’s program will include the following speakers:

  • Jesse Webster, Forester, Great Smoky Mountains National Park:
    • How the Great Smoky Mountains have faced the invasion of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid and how they are managing for this pest
  • Dave Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist, Ohio State University Extension &
  • Tom Macy, Forest Health Program and Special Projects Administrator, Ohio Division of Forestry:
    • Current status of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Ohio, including the importance of hemlock trees to the Hocking Hills.
  • Heather Stehle, Executive Director, Crane Hollow Preserve and Hocking Hills Conservation Association Board Member
    • Questions and answers, wrap-up

When:  November 9th, 2015; 6:30 pm

Where: Hocking Hills Dining Lodge- 20020 State Route 664 S., Logan, OH 43138

 If you are interested in attending this program, please RSVP to Crane Hollow Preserve by email or 740-385-7812.

This program is a cooperative effort of the ODNR Division of Forestry, OSU Extension – Hocking County, The Hocking Hills Tourism Association, the National Park Service, Hocking Hills Conservation Association, and Crane Hollow Preserve.

For additional information, contact:

Heather Stehle, Executive Director
Crane Hollow Preserve

16820 State Route 678

Rockbridge, OH 43149


2 thoughts on “Jesse Webster From the Great Smoky Mountain National Park featured at November 9th Program on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

  1. I am very happy to see that you were helping to take care of the Hemlock. I know where I am in Ohio it has started to become a problem, but I would be very saddened to lose any of the Great Smoky Mountains beauty of the trees.

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