Spotted Lanternfly and Tree of Heaven: A Disastrous Duo

Division / Program: Animal and Plant Health, Forest Service, Maine Forest Service

Date: May 18, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type: Workshop/Training

The spotted lanternfly is a new invasive species that is spreading like wildfire along the eastern U.S. The number of trees and crops it feeds on has reached triple digits with devastating losses reported from grape growers. Initial research is showing that spotted lanternfly may not survive well in most of Maine but could be successful in southern areas, especially where its preferred host, the invasive tree of heaven, grows. Learn how to spot the spotted lanternfly and tree of heaven to help detect and report sightings in Maine.

The Maine Board of Pesticide Control has approved this webinar for 1 credit. The Society of American Foresters has approved this webinar for one Category 1 credits.

Cost: Free but registration is required