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

Scientists Hopeful Spray Program will Control Increasing Budworm Population – VOCM Local News

The spruce budworm population on the island’s west coast has seen an increase over the last year according to researchers. […]

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Status of the Spruce Budworm Epidemic on the North Shore – Radio Canada

How is the spruce budworm epidemic evolving on the North Shore? According to the Department of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, the […]

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A Busy Summer for the Fight against the Spruce Budworm – Acadie Nouvelle

Comparing the spruce budworm infestation in Quebec with New Brunswick, where efforts to control its spread seem to be working. […]

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Newsfeed

Scientists Hopeful Spray Program will Control Increasing Budworm Population – VOCM Local News

October 13, 2020

The spruce budworm population on the island’s west coast has seen an increase over the last year according to researchers. […]

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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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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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