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Workshop for Foresters and Landowners - Managing White Pine Health in Maine

  • Holt Research Forest 508 Old Stage Road Arrowsic, ME, 04530 United States (map)
 Sap run Photo credit: Jack Witham, Holt Research Forest

Sap run Photo credit: Jack Witham, Holt Research Forest

Friday, July 13 from 8:30am to 12:00pm

University of Maine Holt Research Forest (HRF) - Arrowsic

Managing White Pine Health in Maine workshop will help you identify some of the most common white pine health problems which include: White pine weevil, White pine blister rust, Caliciopsis canker, White pine bast scale, White pine needle damage, and Rod rot or Red-ring rot.

The workshop will be lead by Dr. William H. Livingston, Associate Professor of Forest Resources, School of Forest Resources,  at the University of Maine. For over 20 years, the health of Maine’s forests has been Bill’s passion in research, teaching, and outreach.

After a short presentation, we hope to see the symptoms, signs, and risk factors for most of these problems during a walk around HRF. Recommendations for white pine silviculture for managing stands for low densities and crop trees will be discussed. Dr. Livingston will cover the topics included in a forthcoming publication on white pine health. There will be opportunities to observe and discuss other forest health issues as well.

Registration is required and will be limited to 20 attendees. A $5 fee will be charged to cover workshop costs. To register: call CJ Herlihy at the Maine TREE Foundation office (207) 621-9872 or email cj@mainetree.org.

For more information: contact Jack Witham at Holt Research Forest (207) 443-9438.

Sponsors for this event include Maine Forest Service, Maine TREE Foundation, University of Maine, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and Midcoast Conservancy.