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

Is the Early Intervention Strategy economically viable?

Historically, periodic spruce budworm outbreaks have destroyed hundreds of millions of cubic meters of timber, leading to substantial economic losses […]

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Going down: Budworm population declines in province

There’s been some welcome good news in New Brunswick’s forestry sector this year – a 90 per cent decrease in […]

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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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Is the Early Intervention Strategy economically viable?

September 26, 2019

Historically, periodic spruce budworm outbreaks have destroyed hundreds of millions of cubic meters of timber, leading to substantial economic losses […]

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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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Is the Early Intervention Strategy economically viable?

September 26, 2019

Historically, periodic spruce budworm outbreaks have destroyed hundreds of millions of cubic meters of timber, leading to substantial economic losses […]

read more...

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