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Regular BNS Monthly Meeting: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

June 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The main presentation will be The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, by Ron Neville, an area survey biologist with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The hemlock woolly adelgid attacks eastern hemlock trees by feeding on the nutrient and water storage cells at the base of the trees’ needles, killing them. The pests have spread throughout Nova Scotia since they were first detected here in mid-July 2017.

Ron has worked in various outbreaks, including the brown spruce longhorn beetle and hemlock woolly adelgid in Nova Scotia, and he has assisted colleagues with the emerald ash borer in Quebec and Ontario. Since 2006, he has worked as the area survey biologist in Atlantic Canada, where he coordinates plant surveys.


June 18, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241