CANCELLED Forest Owners and Gypsy Moths: Dealing with Infestation and Mortality
Here in eastern Connecticut, gypsy moth defoliations over the past 3 years have been the most damaging in over 30 years. Many forest owners have suffered significant tree mortality. This program will examine past damage, present conditions and what the future may hold. Topics include:
1. Gypsy moth infestation & tree mortality – how much and where to date, what does the future likely hold?
2. Forest management options in the wake of defoliation – visit sites with gypsy moth mortality and learn how foresters assess the level of damage, what we can do as landowners
3. Economics – what are the market realities in a time of trade wars and excessive tree mortality?
Dan Evans, Forester, CT DEEP Division of Forestry
Dick Raymond, Forester, CT DEEP Division of Forestry
Tom Worthley, Associate Extension Professor, University of Connecticut
Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP’s are requested but not required; please e-mail Bill Reid at email@example.com or call 774-262-3284 for more information, or to let him know you’re attending.
Note that the forest is mostly level ground and that we’ll be walking in the forest.
The Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association/Wolf Den Land Trust
The Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center
The Connecticut DEEP Division of Forestry
The UConn Cooperative Extension System
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.