Forest Pest Event planned in Cassopolis

A seminar planned for Feb. 3 in Cassopolis will help land owners identify various pests that can endanger their trees. Pictured here is the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA).

CASSOPOLIS — Join the SWxSW Corner CISMA for a free event on forest pests and tree health FROM 6 - 7 P.M. on Feb. 6  at the Cassopolis Main Library.

With the Cass County Conservation District’s Annual Tree Sale just around the corner, this is a great time to learn about the trees in the landscape, and the threats they face, according to a press release announcing the forum.

Eleanor Serocki, Coordinator for the SWxSW Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), will be giving the presentation and talking about forest pests in Cass County. The CISMA covers Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties, working with local landowners and municipalities to protect the environments, economy, and homes from invasive species.

Serocki will be taking over duties from Kimberly Barton and serving as the Cass County Invasive Species Educator beginning in April. 

To join those attending on Feb. 6, call at 269-445-8641 ext. 5. Registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated as light refreshments will be provided.

The Southwest X Southwest Corner Collaborative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is a grant funded program to manage invasive species in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. With funding from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, the CISMA aims to help landowners and stakeholders in the Southwest Michigan area manage invasive species.

If you have any questions on Invasive species, please contact the CISMA at (269) 445-8641 ext. 5 or email photos and address or latitude/longitude to: kimberly.barton@macd.org.

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