The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Forest Health Program will be holding 6 one-hour Forest Health webinars in December to explain which pests and diseases are currently threatening trees in Massachusetts.
Webinars will be held on the following topics and dates in December:
Gypsy Moth & Hardwood Defoliators in Massachusetts December 1st , noon
Beech Leaf Disease in Massachusetts December 3rd , 7 pm
Emerald Ash Borer in Massachusetts December 8th , noon
Identifying Oak Wilt Disease December 10th , 7 pm
Asian long-horned Beetles December 15th , noon
Southern Pine Beetles December 17th, 7 pm
Each webinar will explain how to identify specific pests, what damage they cause, their life cycles, and how they can be controlled. Each webinar will include a question and answer time for participants to get specific questions answered.
Webinars are free and open to all. Because space is limited, participants must register beforehand. Registration deadlines for each webinar are listed in the Calendar listing for the webinar on this website, or on the DCR event page
Continuing education credits for licensed foresters or arborists are available for each webinar.
To sign up for any webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org before the registration deadline.
For more information, see https://www.mass.gov/orgs/bureau-of-forest-fire-control-and-forestry/events?_page=1