An Invasive Forest Pests workshop is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Maine Lake Resource Center in Belgrade Village.

Presenter s Dale Finseth and Art Grindle, Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District.

The workshops is offered by Maine Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

These workshops can help landowners and users, landscape and forest professionals, and all residents of the state to identify current and potential invasive forest pests and their host species, to understand the threats to our forests and woodlands posed by these pests, and learn how to report suspected pest sightings or damage to trees that may be a result of pest infestations.

All participants will receive an information packet with fact sheets about the major pest species, a list of host trees that the species may be found on, and other relevant information. Depending on what is available in “the village” there may be live examples to few outside.

For more information or to register for the free workshop, call Kennebec SWCD at 622-7847, ext. 3 or email [email protected]g

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