Looking for updates and to follow the progress of the research? Lead researcher Dr. Rob Johns (Natural Resources Canada) and his team will provide status updates on testing, results, analysis, and spruce budworm populations over the course of the project.

We are facing many uncertainties as we work together to navigate the unknowns of a global pandemic. But one thing we do know for sure: protecting our forests both now and for the future is more important than ever before. Despite both similar and different challenges, jurisdictions in Atlantic Canada…

Spruce budworm populations are currently high in the province of Quebec and causing significant defoliation affecting over 9.6 million hectares of forest land in that province. Eating foliage over successive years causes the trees to die costing jobs, impacting the local ecosystems and the environment.  Over the last several years,…

Historically, periodic spruce budworm outbreaks have destroyed hundreds of millions of cubic meters of timber, leading to substantial economic losses in New Brunswick. During the past two major outbreaks, a Foliage Protection strategy was used as a reactive, stop-gap measure to suppress defoliation in high-value crown land by culling spruce…

The 2019 spring season is finally here, and with spruce and fir trees producing new shoots, the research program is in full swing! Although the treatment area is much smaller this year, spring is a very busy time for the research team who are monitoring spruce budworm populations and insect…

E-Lecture Series - Early Intervention Strategy for Spruce Budworm: Does it Work? Can we do it More Efficiently? Speaker: Dr.Sara Edwards - Postdoctoral Fellow - Forest Protection Limited Date: April 17, 2019 Time:1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. AST /10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST