Spotted Lanternfly Presentation: June 11, 2018

Learn about the Spotted Lanternfly that is threatening our local horticulture and what you can do to protect your property and help stop its spread.  Event Flyer here

Monday, June 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Phoenixville Borough Hall

Sally Sue Richmond, Penn State Extension Master Gardener

Sponsored by: Phoenixville Tree Advisory Com.

Supported by: Phoenixville Green Team
Phoenixville Area Tree Tender Volunteers

AGENDA

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a new invasive insect found in southeastern PA, the only place in the US where it is known to exist. Native to parts of Asia, it was discovered in Berks County in 2014, and is slowly spreading to other counties.

Spotted lanternfly feed on a wide range of plants including maple, willow, staghorn sumac, birch, grapes, and many others. They pose major threat to PA agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries.

While the Penna Dept. of Agriculture and Penn State Agricultural Extension are actively looking for solutions to help stop the insects’ spread and save agricultural crops from serious damage, concerned citizens are the greatest resource for containing and controlling this potentially devastating pest. Learn about spotted lanternfly, the quarantine, and what you can do to help.

Township Clean Up Day and the Weather

In the case of snow on Saturday, there will still be someone at the township building to hand out supplies, coffee and donuts from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, as previously posted.  There is no rain date; supplies are available now at the township building and people can pick up trash any time between now and Monday.  Trash bags should be placed on the side of the road by early  Monday morning so the road crew can pick them up during the day.

Chester County Barns: April 17, 2018

East Nantmeal Historical Commission’s Spring Speaker Program News

Chester County Barns: Exploring Structural Origins,Development, and Traits
presented by Seth Hinshaw, Senior Historian, RGA, Inc.
Tuesday, April 17, 7:00PM at the Township Building

 

Historian Seth Hinshaw will cover the types of barns built in Chester County over the past three centuries. He will examine the earliest barns in the area, based on European barns, and show how changes in technology, crops, and livestock influenced later barn design. Finally, Mr. Hinshaw will outline which features can help provide an educated estimate on the age of any given barn. The HC plans to include info about some local barns listed on the Township’s Historic Resource Survey.

Seth Hinshaw is Senior Historian with RGA, Inc., a cultural resource management firm based in Cranberry, New Jersey. He has contributed to ten nominations for buildings or districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Nantmeal Village Historic District in East Nantmeal Township. He has served on project teams conducting historic resource surveys, historic resource impact studies, and historic structure reports.

 ~ Refreshments ~

Master Composting Classes 2018

FREE CERTIFIED MASTER COMPOSTING CLASSES

 The Chester County Board of Commissioners, through the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, offers FREE Certified Master Composting Classes. Attendance is required all three weeks to become certified.

Government Services Center –7:00 PM Sharp – 9:00 PM

Room 171 – 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Tuesday, March 20th
Tuesday, March 27th

Trainees will learn how to compost, how to construct various compost bins, how to grasscycle, leafcycle and how to reduce food waste by vermi-composting. The Chester County Solid Waste Authority will provide training, materials, volunteer opportunities and support.  To register or for more information, call 484-796-4041.