Please join the Oceana, Newaygo, and Muskegon Conservation Districts, and the Forestry Assistance Program for a public informational session on forest pests and diseases that are impacting and threatening Michigan's forests! In this presentation we will go over the threat, distribution, impacts, treatment, regulations, identification and proper reporting of several invasive forest insects and diseases including Oak wilt, Asian long-horned beetle, hemlock woolly adelgid, balsam woolly adelgid, thousand cankers disease and spotted lanternfly. An overview of the State’s Invasive Species Program will also be provided. Handouts pertinent to the topics discussed will be provided to attendees. This presentation is eligible for two pesticide re-certification credits in categories 2 (Forestry), 3B (Ornamental), or Common Core.
This meeting will be held on Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 5:00pm, at the Hart Community Center, at 407 State St. Hart, Michigan 49420. There is no cost to attend this presentation! Please register by contacting the Oceana Conservation District at 231-860-5600 or email Michael Paling, the Forestry Assistance Program Forester, at email@example.com.