Plan for Gypsy Moth season
FOREST OWNERS AND GYPSY MOTHS
Dealing with infestation and mortality
Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SNOW DATE: Thursday February 7 same time
Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn CT
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 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 774-262-3284 for more information, or to let him know you’re attending.
This is an indoor program; an outdoor follow up program will be held on June 8 at the Goodwin State Forest.
The Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association/Wolf Den Land Trust
Directions: The Extension Center is located at 139 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn CT
The Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center
The Connecticut DEEP Division of Forestry
The UConn Cooperative Extension System