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Coordinator of the Hemlock Woolly...

state Division of Forestry
 
Background

Employment History

  • Instructor
    Kentucky Division Of Forestry
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Coordinator
    Kentucky Division Of Forestry
  • State Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Coordinator
    The Division of Forestry
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"If private landowners don't step up, ...
www.whas11.com, 29 April 2014 [cached]
"If private landowners don't step up, there's going to be a massive loss of hemlock in Kentucky," said Alice Mandt, coordinator of the hemlock woolly adelgid program for the state Division of Forestry.
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The ecology in some of the most biologically diverse places in the state would be fundamentally altered if the hemlocks aren't saved, Mandt said.
The trees grow along streams and other damp areas and keep water and soil temperatures lower, helping several species, including trout. Tree branches also provide cover and nesting areas for birds.
"We'd like to be overwhelmed with private landowner calls" seeking help, Mandt said.
LONDON - Walking through a grove ...
www.kentucky.com, 12 Dec 2010 [cached]
LONDON - Walking through a grove of towering hemlock trees in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Alice Mandt stopped to pick up a small branch that had fallen to the ground.
The hemlock needles on the branch were green and healthy. Mandt smiled.
"Hopefully we won't find it today; that would be good," she said.
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Mandt, left, and Scheff inspected a hemlock branch in Angel Hollow to check for infestation.
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Jim Scheff of Kentucky Heartwood, left, and Alice Mandt, Kentucky Division of Forestry's hemlock woolly adelgid coordinator, checked hemlock trees in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Laurel County.
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To volunteer, or to find out more about treating trees on your property, call Alice Mandt at (502) 564-4496 or 1-800-866-0555.
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Mandt, who used to work at the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, recently was hired by the Division of Forestry as the state hemlock woolly adelgid coordinator.
Her task: Working with other state agencies to protect trees in a few high-priority areas from an exotic pest that has proven to be unstoppable in other states, and reaching out to private landowners to explain how they can protect their trees.
The day before her visit to Angel Hollow west of London, Mandt had been part of a group that applied insecticide to the soil around 500 trees in Kentucky Ridge State Forest in Bell County.
She hopes to find private landowners through county extension agents to sell them on the notion that it would be cheaper to spend $10 to treat a tree with an insecticide that would last for a couple of years than it would be to remove a dead tree.
No one, including Mandt, has any illusions about saving all the state's estimated 71 million hemlocks. But she views her job with optimism.
"What I would like to see us do is save as many of these high-priority areas as we can, and kind of make them close together for later, when more options become available," she said.
Alice ...
www.knps.org, 30 Mar 2011 [cached]
Alice Mandt
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Instructor- Alice Mandt, Kentucky Division of Forestry
LONDON, Ky. - Walking through a ...
www.kypost.com, 23 Dec 2010 [cached]
LONDON, Ky. - Walking through a grove of towering hemlock trees in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Alice Mandt stopped to pick up a small branch that had fallen to the ground.
The hemlock needles on the branch were green and healthy. Mandt smiled.
"Hopefully we won't find it today; that would be good," she said.
The "it" she dreaded was a tiny insect called the hemlock woolly adelgid that threatens the stately hemlocks found in some of the most beautiful and environmentally sensitive places in Eastern Kentucky.
Mandt, who used to work at the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, recently was hired by the Division of Forestry as the state hemlock woolly adelgid coordinator.
Her task: Working with other state agencies to protect trees in a few high-priority areas from an exotic pest that has proven to be unstoppable in other states, and reaching out to private landowners to explain how they can protect their trees.
The day before her visit to Angel Hollow west of London, Mandt had been part of a group that applied insecticide to the soil around 500 trees in Kentucky Ridge State Forest in Bell County.
She hopes to find private landowners through county extension agents to sell them on the notion that it would be cheaper to spend $10 to treat a tree with an insecticide that would last for a couple of years than it would be to remove a dead tree.
No one, including Mandt, has any illusions about saving all the state's estimated 71 million hemlocks. But she views her job with optimism.
"What I would like to see us do is save as many of these high-priority areas as we can, and kind of make them close together for later, when more options become available," she said.
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Mandt confirmed Scheff's suspicion that the branch was infested with adelgids, which meant the insect had established another beachhead.
Springtime in Kentucky | Kentucky Blog - Genuine Kentucky
www.genuinekentucky.com, 29 Nov 2010 [cached]
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening in the Woodland Center, Alice Mandt, hemlock woolly adelgid coordinator for the Kentucky Division of Forestry, will speak about the status of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Kentucky.
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