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Maine Gardener: A Ray of Hope for Getting Rid of the Destructive Emerald Ash Borer

July 5 2022

A group of UMaine students and their professor are on the job, combining an array of tactics to try to eliminate the invasive pest, which could decimate Maine’s ash trees.

Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust Takes On Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

June 13 2022

Conservation trust uses a predatory beetle that preys on adelgids in an attempt to control infestations in ancient hemlock forest.

Maine Forest Service: Browntail Moth Update

June 10 2022

Where Maine stands in the current infestation season, as well as identification and status of other native and invasive pests.

Maine Gardener: The Ruinous Emerald Ash Borer is Here

February 23, 2020

Is there anything you can do? A state and city expert weigh in on ways to try to repel, or at least slow, the destructive beetle from killing all of Maine’s ash trees.

Coping with EAB, Maine’s slow-motion Natural Disaster

January 30, 2020

While it only arrived in Maine in 2018, the emerald ash borer is a growing concern for state and local officials. The Maine Forest Service recommends that every municipality begin preparing for EAB by identifying the ash trees in municipal rights-of-way that could endanger public safety.

Invasive Species: What Non-Native Species Are The Most Problematic in Maine & What Can Be Done?

February 24, 2020

From browntail moth to green crabs, a multitude of invasive species have proliferated in Maine and can be harmful to humans as well as the environment.

Browntail Moth (BTM) Frequently Asked Questions

Learn all there is to know about the Browntail Moth species by checking out this FAQ page from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

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How Long Must I Protect My Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer?

Webinar: November 3, 11am

Integrated Chemical & Bio Control of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid:

webinar: May 13, 11am

A Resource Manager’s Guide.

Bug Maine-ia 2019

september 10, 9am-3pm

At the Maine State Museum
230 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333

Free admission. Contact the Museum for additional details at (207) 287-2301.

Maine Society of American Foresters: Managing Your Woodlot for Ash with the Emerald Ash Borer on Our Doorstep.

September 19, 9am-3pm

At Vassalboro, ME.

Online and mail-in registration available. Tour is limited to 35 participants.

Maine Woodland Owners: Managing Your Woodlot in the Face of an Emerald Ash Borer Outbreak

September 20th, 11am

At the Low Impact Forestry Speakers’ Tent near the Pine Gate at the Common Ground Country Fair

Featuring Maine Forest Service Entomologist, Colleen Teerling and District Forested, Dan Jacobs.