For Arborists and Foresters
Interested in learning more about the current issues impacting the health of eastern white pine?
As part of the annual meeting for the USDA Multi-state Working Group NE1601, “Eastern White Pine Health and Responses to Environmental Changes,” a day-long field tour of white pine forests is open to tree care professionals, particularly arborists and foresters. Insect pests, fungal pathogens and environmental factors will be viewed and discussed in stands ranging from young to old and managed to natural. Forest management options to improve stand vigor will be thoroughly reviewed. Hear about the latest research findings and management strategies from forest ecologists, entomologists and pathologists from throughout the region and beyond.
Professionals who have an interest in white pine health are invited to attend the field trip.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
WHERE: Hadley Farms Meeting House (41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035).
The tour begins at 8:00 AM with introductions and background information for the day. The group will then travel by van to four white pine-dominated sites in western Massachusetts and will return to the Hadley Farms Meeting House by early evening.
7:30 am: Continental breakfast
8:00 am: Field Guide for Managing Eastern White Pine Health
9:00 am-4 pm: Field Trip to white pine stands
For details about each stop on the tour, see the attached pdf.
A: View signs and symptoms of insect and fungal problems, declines
B: View different silvicultural treatment of eastern white pine
5:00-7:00 pm: Dinner on own, can be by topic group
REGISTRATION: To register for the field tour*, go to https://secure.touchnet.com/C22921_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=153&SINGLESTORE=true
*Note: Only the field tour is open to tree care professionals. The entire three-day conference is open to members of the USDA multi-state working group only.