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Spotted Lanternfly Presentation

PLACE: Welkinweir, 1368 Prizer Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465
DATE: March 13th 2018
TIME: 7pm

Green Valley Association (GVA) in partnership with the Federation of Northern Chester County invite you to join them on Tuesday March 13th at 7 p.m. at Welkinweir for a program on the Spotted Lanternfly.


Berks, Chester, Lebanon, and Montgomery counties are under quarantine for the Spotted Lanternfly, a pest that is native to Southeastern Asia and first appeared in the United States in Berks County, Pennsylvania. 

This pest is a threat to apples, grapes, peaches, stone fruits and various tree species throughout Pennsylvania.  

Presenters will include John Baker, SLF Program Coordinator for the PA Department of Agriculture,Rick Hartlieb, DCNR, Jay Erb, Chester County Parks, and a representative from Senator John Rafferty’s office.

Topics will include: 
• Up-to-date status of the SLF including current eradication efforts.  
• Trap-tree protocols in use summer 2017 and their effects.  
• Best practices and other tips for removing the non-native Ailanthus tree. 
• Eradication and control funding.  
• What we can do as a community to control the perimeter in this core area of infestation.