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Jul 27

All About Invasive Forest Pests - Free

Saturday, July 27 –

Event Time: 10:00am - noon

Merryspring Nature Center
30 Conway Rd.,, Camden

Invasive forest pests like emerald ash borer (EAB), hemlock woolly adelgid are already having devastating impacts on Maine’s forests; browntail moth is affecting human health as well as tree health; Asian longhorned beetles, with a large host range could be the next invaders on the horizon! On Saturday, July 27 from 10am – noon, Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will present a program about these invaders at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden. 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 • learn 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. 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. 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 https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_health/invasive_threats/index.htm. FMI and to RSVP for this free workshop, visit www.knox-linicoln.org/invasive-forest-pests, contact Julie at 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org
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About Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District

893 West Street
Rockport, ME 04856
EmailWebsite
207-596-2040


Our mission is to provide assistance in conservation of land & water resources ro our community through proactive efforts, actions & education. We offer environmental & agricultural education for children & adults; Annual Spring Plant & Compost Bin Sale, Conservation Farm Tour; Technical assistance for invasive species ID & management, erosion control & buffer plantings…and more.


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About Merryspring Nature Center

30 Conway Rd.,
Camden, ME 04843
EmailWebsite
207-236-2239


A 66-acre nature park and education center open daily, year round, free. Gardens, trails, meadows, woodlands, arboretum, birding, mushrooming, cross-country skiing, winter, spring and summer lecture series. Visitor's center/library open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


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