Merryspring hosts program on invasive forest pests July 27

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
Jul 12, 2019
Courtesy of: Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Emerald ash borer is now found in the St. John Valley and in York County. Beetle larvae feed under tree bark, pupae overwinter in the wood and the tiny adults emerge in spring leaving D-shaped exit holes.

Camden — Hildy Ellis, of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, will present a free program on invasive forest pests at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to noon, as part of the Saturday workshop series.

Using slides and an outdoor tree ID walk, the 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 report suspected pest sightings or damage to trees that may be a result of pest infestations.

All participants will receive an information packet that includes fact sheets about the major pest species; a list of host trees that the species may be found on; information on how to make decisions about treatment, current quarantine information for EAB in Maine and other relevant information. The following recertification credits are pending for this program: 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, visit knox-lincoln.org/invasive-forest-pests, contact Julie at 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org.

 

 

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