Learn about the Destructive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid from the Geauga Park District’s Natural Resource Management on November 10 at Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center

Join Natural Resource Management on Saturday, November 10th, at Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center for an update on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a non-native insect now in Geauga County that can kill Eastern Hemlock trees in your yard and woodlands.

This hour-long presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and cover why the insect is a concern, what you can do to help, and what your Park District is doing to manage it on park property.

“Hemlock trees are an extremely important species in this region and provide unique habitat to many important and rare animals such as northern nesting songbirds,” Park Biologist Paul Pira said. “These trees are also critical in helping maintain Geauga’s high water quality within streams because of the shade they provide. This keeps our streams cooler in the summertime, which is key to the survival of many aquatic organisms.”

Big Creek Park is located at 9160 Robinson Road in Chardon Township. The Meyer Center is fully accessible. Registration is not required to attend.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via  Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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