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Forest Health Learning Opportunities

The weeks ahead provide some terrific opportunities to learn more about forest health.  

Dec. 5: Emerald Ash Borer and other Tree Health Concerns: Update for Cities and Towns

December 5, 2022: 10:30 AM, Microsoft Teams Webinar, Registration Required

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will provide an update for city and town tree and forest managers and public works staff on the known status of emerald ash borer in Maine and related state efforts and municipal impacts. In December's update we will also discuss browntail moth, winter moth, hemlock woolly adelgid, red pine scale, and beech leaf disease.

This has been approved for 1.0 credit hour for Maine Licensed Pesticide Applicators and for 1.5 credit hours for Maine Professional Licensed Foresters. 

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Dec. 6: Biological Invasion by Emerald Ash Borer Threatens Keystone Species Indelibly Entwined with Indigenous Cultures

December 6, 2022: 11:00 AM, Microsoft Teams Meeting

Nathan Siegert, Forest Entomologist in the USDA Forest Service (USFS) Eastern Region’s Durham, NH Field Office, is a leading expert on emerald ash borer. Join him for this presentation hosted by Stephen Burr, the Eastern Region USFS Forest Health Monitoring Coordinator.

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Dec. 14: Case Studies in Adaptive Forest Management Under a Changing Climate: Massabesic Experimental Forest Webinar

December 14, 2022: Noon, Webinar 

(If you have already signed up for the FCCI webinar series, no need to re-register.)

Join the University of Maine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative and US Forest Service panelists Mariko Yamasaki, John Neely, Kevin Dodds, and Isabel Munck, along with Chuck Lubelczyk, of the Maine Health Institute for Research and Katie Glover of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute as they discuss landscape context, pests and forest health threats, long-term bird observations, and fire and fuel at the Massabesic.

1 Cat 1 SAF CFE eligible

Dec. 16: Forestry Friday - Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Integrated Pest Management in Maine

December 16, 2022: 9:00 AM, Teams Webinar, Registration Required

Join Colleen Teerling, a forest entomologist with the Maine Forest Service, to learn about managing hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive pest that is spreading and killing trees in Maine. Learn about integrated pest management strategies and what they can and cannot do to protect hemlocks in your forest (as well as more urban settings).

This has been approved for 1.0 credit hour for Maine Licensed Pesticide Applicators and for 1.0 credit hours for Maine Professional Licensed Foresters. 

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Dec. 16: Case Studies in Adaptive Forest Management Under a Changing Climate: Massabesic Experimental Forest Field Tour

December 16, 2022: 9 AM - 1 PM, Massabesic Experimental Forest

Join the University of Maine's Forest Climate Change Initiative for this field tour on the Massebesic Experimental Forest. Space is limited, registration is required. The panelist team will guide attendees around exotic species detection, oak thinning, wildfire plans and considerations, shelterwood, group selection, hemlock regeneration, and pests/forest health. Time permitting, there will also be a visit to kettle bogs/paleo sites. 

Panelists: Mariko Yamasaki, USFS-NRS, Jon Janelle, USFS-R9-FHP, John Neely, USFS-R9-WMNF, Chuck Lubelczyk, Maine Health Institute for Research, Kevin Dodds, USFS-R9-FHP, Isabel Munck, USFS-R9-FHP, Katie Glover, U Maine Climate Change Inst.

4 Cat 1 SAF CFE eligible

Jan. 11: Maine Woodland Owners Forestry Forum Forest Health Update

January 11, 2023: 1:00 PM, Augusta Civic Center/Virtual

Welcome in the new year with a look back at the previous one. Forest Entomologist Mike Parisio will provide a forest health update at Maine Woodland Owners Forestry Forum. Don't miss the full agenda of the Forestry Forum and other offerings of the Maine Agricultural Trades Show.

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