The Broome County Public Library is going to be abuzz with talk about invasive insects.

The Broome County Environmental Management Council is holding a special presentation on the Emerald Ash Borer beetle and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

Those are two invasive insects that have become established in Broome County.

Entomologists says the bugs have the potential to kill trees in parks, forests and even urban streetscapes.

Kevin Mathers from Cornell Cooperation Extension will talk about the insects, their current status and options for dealing with them.

Organizers say everyone is welcome and they are especially interested in seeing municipal officials, employees that manage municipal facilities and forest owners.

The session was scheduled for the Decker Room at the library on Court Street January 14 with the presentation at 6 p.m., immediately following the 5 p.m. Environmental Management Council business meeting.  Both session are open to the public.


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