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HWA Film Screening and Community Discussion with Mark Whitmore

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A Film About the Loss of an Ecosystem 

Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM 


Join CLWA and the NYS Hemlock Initiative on Thursday, February 23rd for a screening of Chris Foito’s film “The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid”, followed by a discussion with the state’s top HWA researcher, Mark Whitmore (Forest Entomologist, Cornell University).


The documentary, “The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid” aims to engage and educate the viewer on this often overlooked invasive species by explaining its past, present, and what could easily be the future if significant action is not taken.  Attendees can expect to get the most complete and current information on the movement of this invasive forest pest across NYS. Property owners can learn more about HWA management options.


About the Film: 

It’s an insect few people have heard of – yet it is devastating our hemlock trees and the delicate forest ecosystems that depend upon them. The hemlock woolly adelgid is infesting our own backyards of New York and has already spread throughout the east coast of North America from the Carolinas up into Canada.Through the use of archival footage of other invasive forest pests (specifically the Emerald Ash Borer) and cinematic visuals, the film illustrates the vital importance of the eastern hemlock tree as a foundation species in North American forests, and raises the questions of what should be done to prevent the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid and the growing phenomena of invasive species as a whole.

Check out the trailer below:

HWA Film Screening and Community Discussion with Mark Whitmore 


When: Thursday, February 23rd 6:30 – 8:00 PM


Where: Ewing Family Community Room, Wood Library (3rd Floor)


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