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The Forest Pests and Firewood Connection

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Free
Explore how invasive insects and diseases are affecting our forests

The Forest Pests and Firewood Connection

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Presented by Leigh Greenwood, Forest Health Program Director, The Nature Conservancy

Forests across all of North America are increasingly impacted by invasive insects and diseases like emerald ash borer and spotted lanternfly. Forest health expert Leigh Greenwood will take a global approach to describing what can (and maybe already has!) become a problem in your own backyard. Learn how new infestations expand – often through seemingly unrelated issues like firewood transport and holiday floral arrangements – and how you can advocate and act to protect your own favorite places.

Free of charge; registration is required.

This lecture is also part of our monthly Third Thursday Lecture Series. All lectures will be held virtually and a link will be emailed to registered participants prior to each program date.