The 2018 field season has begun, and with spruce and fir trees producing new shoots, the research program is in full swing! The spring is a very busy time for the research team, and we anticipate a very productive season. For the past two weeks, the research team has been working in northeastern, New Brunswick to collect pre-treatment branch samples. Currently, staff are focusing on tree development to optimize treatment timing and pre-treatment branch sampling to get a baseline of budworm populations!