Can We Save Our Hemlocks? POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD at the UT Arboretum Auditorium, free program, no registration required.
Christy Leppanen studies hemlocks and the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an insect from Asia that was first discovered in eastern North America in 1951 where it has since killed many native eastern and Carolina hemlock trees. Christy will provide an overview of HWA biology, impacts, and management.
Christy studies and teaches invasion biology and environmental toxicology at the University of Tennessee.
She grew up in West Tennessee, earning her B.S. and M.S. at the University of Memphis, then a Ph.D. at the University of Maine, and has worked in regulatory and management fields and with NGOs with a variety of pests, contaminants, and endangered species.