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 Wednesday, Nov 13 from noon-1:30pm, Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will present a program about these invaders at Hope Library, 444 Camden Rd, Hope ME 04848.
Using slides and an outdoor tree ID walk, this workshop will help landowners and usersl earn 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.
FMI and to RSVP for this free workshop, visit www.knox-linicoln.org/invasive-forest-pests, contact Julie at 596-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org