Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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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

Spruce budworm treatment to begin along Great Northern Peninsula, NL

Over the past few years, the Healthy Forest Partnership, with the help of its partners and several community scientists, has […]

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Spruce Budworm – Daily Press

Spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) is a cyclical native needle-eater of mostly balsam fir and white spruce. English Only To read […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador determined to nip this pest in the bud – The Telegraph

The provincial government says up to 40,000 hectares of forested area on the Great Northern Peninsula will be subject to […]

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Newsfeed

Spruce Budworm – Daily Press

June 29, 2020

Spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) is a cyclical native needle-eater of mostly balsam fir and white spruce. English Only To read […]

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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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Spruce budworm treatment to begin along Great Northern Peninsula, NL

July 8, 2020

Over the past few years, the Healthy Forest Partnership, with the help of its partners and several community scientists, has […]

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