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Forest Pests

posted Sep 15, 2009, 9:58 AM by Marie Ambusk   [ updated Sep 19, 2009, 4:35 PM ]
Saturday 09/12/09 -- a great start!
We had a very successful and full day of working together at the Dorset Farms site in South Burlington, to kick-off the Forest Pest Visual Survey initiative! 
Together, we spent some time going over the facts about the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) and the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) insects then we systematically inspected all host trees in this designated site.
The final tally:
ALB host trees = 106  EAB host trees = 259  Total inspected = 365  ****  Total suspected = 0
We are very happy to report that the trees do not meet the criteria for logging as suspected infestation!  Great work team!!
If you are interested in learning more about the ALB and EAB insects and what you can do to help .. please contact us as this initiate will be ongoing.  Everyone can help!