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Emerging Forest Pests in New Hampshire

Putnam Science Center - 154

Thursday, December 06, 2012 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Curious about those purple traps hanging from roadside trees over the summer? Want to know how cleaning your swimming pool can help protect our local forests? Wondering what’s really growing inside your firewood? Join Steve Roberge, Cheshire County Forester for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, for an illustrated talk on New Hampshire’s “Big Three” emerging forest pest species -- Asian long-horned beetle, emerald ash borer, and hemlock wooly adelgid. Steve will discuss identifying characteristics, signs and symptoms, and control measures for each of these invasive species. He will also present the latest findings from forest pest surveys throughout the Northeast, with special focus on new research (including some innovative citizen science initiatives) aimed at finding and eliminating these destructive invasive insects before they become established in the Granite State. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the Keene State College School of Sciences.

Categories: Lecture/Presentation

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