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

Federal scientists track ‘clouds of budworm’ on radar as insect outbreak grows – National Observer

Over the last two years, millions of moths took to the skies above the cold waters of Atlantic Canada, flying […]

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Battle against pesky budworms ramping up – Chronical Journal

The province says it will spend $40 million over the next four years to combat outbreaks of pesky budworms that […]

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Trees that once fed Duluth paper mill could become tinder for wildfires – Star Tribune

Verso Corp. paper mill in Duluth, now closed, bought a lot of spruce and balsam firs to make 300,000 tons […]

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Newsfeed

Federal scientists track ‘clouds of budworm’ on radar as insect outbreak grows – National Observer

January 6, 2021

Over the last two years, millions of moths took to the skies above the cold waters of Atlantic Canada, flying […]

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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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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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