Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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What we do

Early intervention research focuses on monitoring, detecting and treating small areas of relatively low but growing populations (hots spots) of spruce budworm before infestation or epidemic levels.

What is Spruce Budworm?

Spruce budworm is a native insect that is considered by many as the most serious pest affecting the forests of eastern Canada. Every 30-40 years populations of spruce budworm increase resulting in an outbreak or epidemic.

What's Happening

Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Ask NRCan)

The spruce budworm is a notorious forest pest that has been causing havoc in recent years in Eastern Canada. It […]

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Spruce Budworm leaves area trees ‘singed’ after wet, cool summer

In July of 2018, Scott Orazem, a member of Big Sky’s Porcupine Park HOA, noticed a funny thing: many of […]

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Close watch for spruce budworm in Newfoundland

To the spruce budworm, for much of its life, tree needles are tasty, and buds for new growth are particularly […]

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Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Ask NRCan)

September 16, 2019

The spruce budworm is a notorious forest pest that has been causing havoc in recent years in Eastern Canada. It […]

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Resources

Resources

Interested in learning more about spruce budworm and our Early Intervention Strategy research program? Follow the link to find all the most up to date information!

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FAQ

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Blog

The 2019 Field Season is in Full Swing!

June 17, 2019

The 2019 spring season is finally here, and with spruce and fir trees producing new shoots, the research program is […]

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