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Partner Event: Invasive Forest Pests presentation and tree ID walk
September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Invasive forest pests like emerald ash borer (EAB) and hemlock woolly adelgid are having devastating impacts on Maine’s forests; browntail moth is affecting human health as well as tree health; Asian longhorned beetle, with a large host range could be the next invader on the horizon! Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will present a program about these invaders at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust in Damariscotta.
Using slides and an outdoor tree ID walk, this workshop will help landowners and users, as well as landscape and forestry professionals, learn to
- identify current and potential invasive forest pests and their host species,
- understand the threats to our forests and woodlands posed by these pests,
- limit their spread, and
- how to report suspected pest sightings or damage to trees that may be a result of pest infestations
All participants will receive an information packet with fact sheets about the major pest species, how to make decisions about treatment, current quarantine information for EAB in Maine, and other relevant information.
Knox- Lincoln SWCD, a member of the Maine Association of Conservation Districts, is presenting Invasive Forest Pest Outreach Programs through a grant from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Materials are funded in part by a Cooperative Agreement from the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. More information about invasive forest pests in Maine may be found at on the maine.gov website.
Recertification credits pending: Professional CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters. Category 1-CF: 2.0; and Pesticide Applicator credits by the Board of Pesticides Control: 2.0.
FMI and to RSVP for this free workshop: Julie at 596-2040 or email@example.com