Michigan State University Extension is holding a free four-week webinar series on Christmas Trees’ pest management. The series will explain scouting techniques, insect and disease management recommendations and how to trouble shoot symptoms of Christmas tree problems.
Feb. 13: Disease Management in Christmas Trees
Fungi cause the majority of diseases of Christmas trees. Symptoms can include abnormal swellings on the branches, discolored needles, pustules or blisters on the foliage, curling of the growing shoots, and cankers. Dr. Monique Sakalidis from Michigan State will discuss some basic biology of fungal pathogens and how to identify and manage some of the more troublesome diseases.
The webinar programs will be live from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EST every Thursday starting Feb. 6 through Feb. 27, 2020. Participants will have the option to tune in to the live webinar or stream the recording on-demand afterwards. There is no charge for the webinar series but those interested do need to register.
To take part in the webinar series, register at