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 infestation taking its toll on northern conifers

If you’ve recently noticed a reddish tinge to evergreen trees, you’re not alone, as northeastern Ontario is experiencing a surge […]

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Spruce Budworm treatments conclude in New Brunswick and Newfoundland for 2020

Although the treatment of ‘hotspots’ in New Brunswick and Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland are complete, the work to prevent […]

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Spruce budworm: it’s native but we don’t have to like it – Cadillac News

It’s native. It does what it’s supposed to do. It can be an agent of forest regeneration. But we don’t […]

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Spruce budworm infestation taking its toll on northern conifers

August 25, 2020

If you’ve recently noticed a reddish tinge to evergreen trees, you’re not alone, as northeastern Ontario is experiencing a surge […]

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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 treatments conclude in New Brunswick and Newfoundland for 2020

August 11, 2020

Although the treatment of ‘hotspots’ in New Brunswick and Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland are complete, the work to prevent […]

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