Documentary Release In Time for National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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This coming March 3rd through the 8th is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. You might be thinking, “Hmm, that’s interesting but what does this mean to me?”

Maine’s trees – in the forests, neighborhoods, and city streets – face real threats from invading species. National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a great time to become informed and be an advocate for Maine’s trees.

Learning more is easy. Below you’ll find a link to Fieldstone’s short documentary “Foes of the Forests: Maine’s Trees at Risk from Invasive Insects” that was produced for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (MDACF). If you’re short on time, you can view the 30-second public service announcement that covers the importance of becoming informed about these insect invaders.

Watch the full-length documentary here.

Watch the 30-second PSA here.

Look for these pests in your trees and forests, and if you think you have seen any of these species, contact the MDACF at 207-287-2431 or email