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Webinar: History of Forest Pest Outbreaks in North America

  • 04 May 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The University of Illinois Extension Forestry team presents a series on nine webinars for woodland owners this spring.  The series is free and open to the public and will explore how landowners can manage manage their trees for better return on investment, improve habitat for wildlife species, learn more about the native ecosytems and restoration potential, and mitigate forest threats such as forest pests, invasive plants, and storm damage. 

North America has a history of exotic pests that extirpate individual tree species, with Emerald Ash Borer serving as our modern example.   In our current, ever-globalizing society there is significant risk for future outbreaks that may impact all of our trees from the urban forest to our woodlands.  This presentation will examine past outbreaks on our continent to compare and contrast what we have learned historically with the current pests threatening our native trees.  Ryan Pankau will present.

You can sign up for one session or the whole series for free at

For questions, inquiries, or membership applications:

Mail: NIFA, 2303 West Cording Road, Galena, IL  61036


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