Tree Pests: The Future of Tree Selection and Resilience
April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Trees, whether forest or cultivated species, are experiencing major pest problems, most of which have been brought about by human impact. We’re now left wondering what will happen to Maine’s forests and what the impact to our landscape will be. Will there be economic implications? Will some species show more resistance and resilience than others? Will pest species’ life cycles persist or lessen over time? How will these pests impact Maine’s nursery and landscaping industry? Allison Kanoti, State Entomologist for the Maine Department of Forestry, will dig into these questions and more, offering clarity that will help us become better prepared and informed.
The Green Spotlight Series is produced in partnership with the Maine Landscape and Nursery Association. MELNA members can register using the member price and will receive one recertification credit when they attend the live Zoom session.
Allison Kanoti graduated from UMaine with an MS in forestry. She has been with the Maine Forest Service for over 16 years, first as Forest Entomologist then, more recently, as Director of Forest Health and Monitoring and State Entomologist. The forest health and monitoring team is charged with conducting statewide forest health surveys, providing technical advice and assistance to reduce damage from forest stressors and completing the fieldwork for the annualized forest inventory.