Invasive pest workshop planned for Sept. 17

Qualifies for Pesticide Applicator recertification credits
Aug 27, 2019
Pictured is an emerald ash borer with D-shaped holes.

Rockport — Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will present a free program about invasive pests at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane (off Main Street) in Damariscotta, Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Ellis’ talk will include discussions of emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, browntail moth and Asian longhorned beetle.

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; discover 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 fact sheets about the major pest species; a list of host trees that the species may be found on; how to make decisions about treatment; current quarantine information for EAB in Maine and other relevant information.

Pesticide Applicator recertification credits (2.0 hrs) have been confirmed by the ME Board of Pesticides Control for this program; Professional CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters. Category 1-CF: 2.0 are pending.

FMI and to RSVP for this free workshop, visit knox-lincoln.org/invasive-forest-pests, contact Julie at 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org.

 

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