Stop the Spread of the Spotted Lanternfly

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County

Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 PM

NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, 28 Century Blvd. Millerton, NY.  Registration encouraged not required. 518-789-3370 or fill out this form.

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is a pest of great concern which is starting to move into our area. It feeds on trees, especially Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) but also grapevines and fruit trees. It weakens trees but can destroy vineyards in a few years.

The pest is not a strong flyer, but is an excellent hitchhiker on people and vehicles such as cars, trucks and trains. Scientists are working on controls but meanwhile we need to stop its spread.

Learn how to identify SLF and its favorite host, Tree of Heaven. Understand where infestations have been reported and how visitors should be diligent to check for the pest if they’ve been in those areas. Finally, learn how to get more involved by scouting for the pest and reporting its presence or absence.