Fallout from tree mortality recently caused by insect pests

May 27, 2020

Presented By Tom Worthley, Extension Professor and Forester, UConn Dept. of Extension

Recently, insect pests affecting trees, particularly emerald ash borer and gypsy moth, have caused the deaths of trees in varying degrees of severity, from individual trees to entire stands. And with so many folks taking physically-distant recreational time outdoors – in the yard, in the park and on trails in the woods – falling limbs and collapsing dead trees present a potential safety issue that many people might not take into consideration. This webinar will describe the current status of tree mortality around the state, address what might be expected for insect pest activity during summer 2020, and discuss safety considerations associated with dead trees, whether you’re hiking past them or thinking of salvaging one or more for firewood.

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