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

New Spruce Budworm Testing Lab at UMaine critical to mitigating impact of destructive insect – U Maine

A new testing lab at the University of Maine will help state landowners monitor their trees for the presence of […]

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When ‘bringing your work home’ means ‘make room in the fridge’ – NRCAN

Did you know that with strict COVID-19 health guidelines in effect in spring 2020, two Natural Resources of Canada employees […]

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Digging Up Dirt on the Spruce Budworm (Podcast)

The spruce budworm is an insect that eats the needles of fir and spruce, weakening the trees an putting them […]

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New Spruce Budworm Testing Lab at UMaine critical to mitigating impact of destructive insect – U Maine

December 1, 2021

A new testing lab at the University of Maine will help state landowners monitor their trees for the presence of […]

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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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Digging Up Dirt on the Spruce Budworm (Podcast)

November 17, 2021

The spruce budworm is an insect that eats the needles of fir and spruce, weakening the trees an putting them […]

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