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We welcome you to our winter webinar series 

Mark your calendars for these free, illuminating online presentations. We will send you an email with a link to register for the March and April webinars a few weeks prior to each webinar. The January webinar registration link is included below.

Managing hemlock woolly adelgid on Mount Desert Island

Wednesday, January 25, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. EST

HWA is an invasive insect forest pest, which has devastated hemlock forests in the southern Appalachian region and has recently been confirmed in multiple hemlock stands on MDI. The webinar presenters are working together on a multi-pronged approach to mitigate the impact of HWA on land they manage and on private properties. Learn about HWA and its effects on the environment, what we are doing on MDI, and most importantly, what you can do about HWA on your property.

Presenters: Tate Bushell, Director of Natural Lands at the Preserve, Billy Helprin, Director of the Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary, Colleen Teerling, Forest Entomologist, Maine Forest Service, and Jesse Wheeler, Vegetation Program Manager at Acadia National Park. Click here to view recording.

Meadow management at Little Long Pond with Tate Bushell

Wednesday, March 15, 4 – 5 p.m. EDT

Visitors are often curious about the meadows at Little Long Pond natural lands. We often get asked ‘how often do you mow the meadows?’, ‘was there really a farm here?’, and ‘what are you planting in the meadows?’. During this webinar Tate Bushell, Director of Natural Lands, will address these questions while sharing the plans, activities, and restoration goals for managing our 20 acres of meadows. Join us to learn more about the future of this part of the Preserve's landscape. There will be abundant time for Q and A, and participants may find this webinar helpful in managing their own meadows at home. Click here to register.

Beatrix Farrand's connections to the gardens of the Preserve with Rodney Eason  Wednesday, April 12, 4 – 5 p.m. EDT Preserve CEO Rodney Eason talks about the noted landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, and her influence on what is now the Land & Garden Preserve. Click here to register.

Exploring new gardens with Preserve gardeners Erin Dilworth, Margaret Handville, and Wendy Dolliver

Wednesday, April 26, 2 – 3:30 p.m. EDT Preserve gardeners Erin Dilworth, Margaret Handville, and Wendy Dolliver will share photos and insights from gardens they visited here and abroad including Chanticleer, Mount Auburn Cemetery and Arboretum, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, Hidcote Manor, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Gravetye Manor, and Great Dixter. Click here to register.

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