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.

Our webinar “Update of Spruce Budworm Early Intervention Strategy” is now available on Youtube. To view the webinar, follow this link.

On behalf of the Healthy Forest Partnership, I would like to invite you to our webinar “Spruce Budworm Early Intervention: Research Update”, on February 24th from 1pm until 2:30pm AST.  The webinar will provide an update of our research and our activities for the 2022 season. Pre-registration is required.  Follow this link…

The spruce budworm is an insect that eats the needles of fir and spruce, weakening the trees an putting them at risk for disease or even death. As if that wasn't enough, researchers are now looking at the potential impact that spruce budworm outbreaks could have on climate change. On…

The spruce budworm is an insect that is native to North America, and it’s actually a small caterpillar feeding on the buds of coniferous trees. Learn about the strategies to study and manage the spruce budworm. To view video...

On this podcast episode, we’re going to look at a real-life bug battle that rivals Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III! We have with us an entomologist — or bug expert — who’s going to break down this iconic matchup. Make sure to listen to find out…