Hope Library hosts invasive forest pests talk Nov. 14

Oct 29, 2019

Rockport — Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will give a free presentation about invasive forest pests at the Hope Library, 443 Camden Road in Hope, Thursday, Nov. 14., from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Using slides and specimens, Ellis will help landowners learn to identify current and potential invasive forest pests and their host species, understand the threats to forests and woodlands posed by these pests, how to 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 information about pest species that are already in our state, including emerald ash borer, browntail moth and hemlock woolly adelgid, as well as potential pests such as Asian longhorned beetle and spotted lanternfly.

For more information and to RSVP for this workshop, visit knox-lincoln.org/invasive-forest-pests, call Julie at 596-2040 or email julie@knox-lincoln.org. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

More information about invasive forest pests in Maine may be found at https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_health/invasive_threats/index.htm.

 

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