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Announcing our Hemlock Photo Contest

Announcing our Hemlock Photo Contest! This year we are reaching out to hemlock lovers to bring us the best hemlock shots from the field. We are looking for photos in three categories: The Beauty of Hemlocks, The Impact of HWA, and Hemlocks and Wildlife. Photographers may submit a maximum of three photos per category (9 Read More…

Spring is Here, Volunteer!

The wait is finally over–Spring is here! Now is a great time to get involved with the New York State Hemlock Initiative. Our Citizen Science volunteers help us obtain HWA data from all corners of New York and partner with us on several projects pertaining to HWA management using biocontrol. We have opportunities for all Read More…

It’s Silver Fly Season

Biocontrol season is upon us here at the Whitmore Lab. Due to the short life span of Leucopis spp. silver flies, it is critical that they are released as soon as possible to ensure that most of them make it to their respective hemlock branches. The process can be a bit touch-and-go, and during this Read More…

NYSHI Annual Report Now Available

What a year! We’ve been building our organization from the ground up this year. Our major accomplishments include the official opening of our new biocontrol research facility, the addition of five full time staff members and five undergraduate researchers, and expanded outreach capacity which is putting us in touch with more New York hemlock lovers Read More…