“Spotted Lanternfly: A New Insect Threat”: Informational Workshop--Cost, $30

About this event :

Learn more about this potential pest and others at an informational workshop being provided by the Frederick and Washington County Forestry Boards.

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a new invasive pest that was introduced to the United States from eastern Asia. This bug was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has now been confirmed in 13 of that state’s counties, according to the Society of American Foresters’ Forestry Source. By August 2018, the spotted lanternfly had been detected in four additional Mid-Atlantic states including Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. Both adults and nymphs feed by sucking sap from the woody shoots of vines or trees. They can feed on a wide range of hosts, including horticultural crops like grapevines and on the branches of apples and stone fruits. They can also feed on shoots of forest trees such as walnut, oak, pine, maple, poplar and sycamore, but to date have caused little damage. Feeding lanternfly nymphs and adults excrete abundant honeydew. Not only is the honeydew sticky, it often attracts wasps and other insects, and can result in black sooty mold growth. Excessive numbers of hungry lanternflies can stress hosts by depriving them of nutrients and carbohydrates the plants need for growth and maintenance.

8:30 – 12 PM ~ Light refreshments provided
Knowledgeable speakers from University of Maryland,
Maryland Department of Agriculture,
& Bartlett Tree Care Experts
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9:00 Registration, coffee, refreshments, and pastries
9:30 Welcome and Introductions
9:45 Spotted Lanternfly Introduction and Pest UpdateMary Kay Malinoski, Extension Specialist, Entomology & IPM, University of Maryland Extension

An introduction on identification, signs, symptoms, distribution, quarantines, research, impacts, prevention, and control.

10:30 Maryland viticulture, fruit tree industry and Spotted LanternflyDr. Joseph Fiola, Specialist in Viticulture and Small Fruit, University of Maryland Extension

How the wine and small fruit industry in Maryland can prepare and deal with spotted lanternfly on the landscape.

11:10 Break
11:20 Tree Care Industry role and response to Spotted LanternflyDan Yates, Arborist Representative, Bartlett Tree Expert Company

Landscape trees of many species will likely come under attack from impacts created by Spotted Lanternfly.  An update on what tree care industry professionals can and are doing to help homeowners dealing with spotted lanternfly infestations.

12:00 Panel Discussion/ Q&AAll Invited Speakers

A chance for participants to ask the speakers questions, and for the speakers to expand beyond topics and crossovers covered in their presentations.

12:30 Adjourn

The Forestry Boards were established in 1943 to assist the State’s Forest Park and Wildlife Service with the promotion of rural forest management on privately owned woodlands. Their original goal was to help assure a supply of wood fiber products through scientific forest management. Today, the role of the Forestry Boards has been expanded to help restore the Chesapeake Bay, improve the environment in urban


December 14
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Your host : Linda

Linda is founder of Green Frederick and has been working in sustainability since 1990 when the took the helm of the Frederick County Recycling Office. Since then she has also been a communications and writing consultant on sustainability, and communications director for the US Composting Council.

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