Problematic Species and the Quabbin Reservoir: Balancing Ecological Diversity, Recreation, and Water Quality

Dates: January 4 – 22, 2010
Days: Weekdays
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:Meeting in Webster 102 and the lower floors of Seeley Mudd; faculty presentations and technology trainings in various classrooms; on-site visits to the Quabbin Reservoir and the Harvard Forest.

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an aphid-like invasive pest native to eastern  Asia that attacks hemlock trees by attaching to needles and sucking the sap of the tree. It can be identified by its  white woolly egg sack covering  present on the underside of branches. Trees infested with adelgids typically lose all their needles and die within 4 years of the first infestation.