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 firstname.lastname@example.org.