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

Healthy Forests now and for the Future – HFP to Deliver 2020 Research Programs and Activities

We are facing many uncertainties as we work together to navigate the unknowns of a global pandemic. But one thing […]

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Budworm Treatment will continue in spite of Covid 19 – Campbellton Tribune

A program to control the spread of spruce budworm in New Brunswick will proceed this year, with precautions being taken […]

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Spruce Budworm: Early intervention, a promising approach – Radio Canada

Researchers say the results of their early intervention approach for preventing a spruce budworm outbreak in New Brunswick are encouraging. […]

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Healthy Forests now and for the Future – HFP to Deliver 2020 Research Programs and Activities

May 6, 2020

We are facing many uncertainties as we work together to navigate the unknowns of a global pandemic. But one thing […]

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Resources

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Healthy Forests now and for the Future – HFP to Deliver 2020 Research Programs and Activities

May 6, 2020

We are facing many uncertainties as we work together to navigate the unknowns of a global pandemic. But one thing […]

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