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Description: North Carolina Forest Health Update

Webinar Date: May 30, 2023
Webinar Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern.

This webinar is being offered as a service to the forestry community by the North Carolina Board of Registration for Foresters. It will consist of a summary of major forest health occurrences throughout the state from the previous year as detailed in North Carolina’s annual Forest Health Highlights Report. Forest impacts described include native and non-native invasive pests as well as abiotic factors. Information will be presented by the North Carolina Forest Service Forest Health Program and will be delivered from both a regional and statewide perspective.

Introduction: The NC Forest Service Forest Health Program – Jim Slye, Forest Health Program Head
Selected Forest Health Highlights – Jim Moeller,  Forest Health Specialist East

  • Emerald Ash Borer – the spread continues! Extent, damage, and trapping results
  • Laurel Wilt – impacts on multiple species, threats from the southwest, north, and west.
  • Southern Pine Beetle Activity – After a long hiatus, will we see impacts again?
  • Forest Tent Caterpillar – A native, recurrent defoliator in Eastern North Carolina
  • Spotted lanternfly – Updates and status following initial infestations
Selected Forest Health Highlights – Brian Heath,  Forest Health Specialist West
  • Walnut Twig Beetle – Are we holding it at bay, potential impacts?
  • Sudden Oak Death – Stream sampling protocol and potential impacts.
  • White pine decline – A regionwide, poorly understood phenomena.
  • Fall cankerworm – Will it spike in 2023?
  • Needlecasts – A south-wide phenomena. How will North Carolina be affected?
Closing/Questions – What is on the horizon for Forest Health? - Jim Slye, Forest Health Program Head

  • Brian Heath - Forest Health Specialist West, NC Forest Service
  • Jim Moeller - Forest Health Specialist East, NC Forest Service
  • Jim Slye - Forest Health Program Head, NC Forest Service
Continuing Education Credits Offered:
  • Society of American Foresters - Certified Forester Education (SAF-CFE) - 1 hour Category 1 Credit
Click here to register
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