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CANCELLED Forest Owners and Gypsy Moths: Dealing with Infestation and Mortality

When: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: 
James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
23 Potter Road
Hampton, Connecticut 06247
Event Type: 
Presentation
Audience: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

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?

Presenters include:

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 wbr655@yahoo.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.

 

Co-Sponsored by:

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

Inclement Weather: 
Contact the center.
Registration Fee: 
FREE
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Bill Reid
774-262-3284

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.