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

Playing matchbreakers – scientists explore pheromones in managing spruce budworm populations

Insects find their way around a forest using the same senses as humans and other animals do – sight, sound, […]

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Spruce Budworm in Maine 2020 – Maine Forest Service

As growing spruce budworm populations continue to fluctuate in Maine, the Maine Forest Service, University of Maine Cooperative Forestry Research […]

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Gros Morne Considers Unusual Spruce Budworm Spraying Request – National Parks Traveler

To spray or not to spray? English only To read more…

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Spruce Budworm in Maine 2020 – Maine Forest Service

April 16, 2021

As growing spruce budworm populations continue to fluctuate in Maine, the Maine Forest Service, University of Maine Cooperative Forestry Research […]

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Resources

Resources

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Playing matchbreakers – scientists explore pheromones in managing spruce budworm populations

May 12, 2021

Insects find their way around a forest using the same senses as humans and other animals do – sight, sound, […]

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