Invasive Forest Pest Workshop – free
Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at Midcoast Conservancy, 36 Water St, Wiscasset.
From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. there will be an optional one-hour site visit to a hemlock stand at Cushman Mountain.
Forest Pest Workshops are designed to help landowners and users, landscape and forest professionals, and all residents of the state to
• identify current and potential invasive forest pests and their host species,
• to understand the threats to our forests and woodlands posed by these pests, 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, species lists and other relevant information regarding these three workshop goals.
To register call K-L SWCD at 596-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is hosted by the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water District and co-sponsored by SWOAM, Midcoast Conservancy and Pemaquid Watershed Association.
This workshop has been reviewed and approved for recertification credits:
• Professional CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters. Category 1-CF : 2.0; (April 6: Category 1-CF : 3.0 if participating in optional 1 hour field session)
• Pesticide Applicator credits by the Board of Pesticides Control: 2.0
Non-native forest pests pose a serious threat to Maine’s woodlands and forests. Emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle have not yet crossed our borders, but they are not far away – and hemlock woolly adelgid, winter moth, browntail moth are already here!