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Forest HealthForest insects and diseases can affect all aspects of the way we use our forest resource. A walk in the woods is not as enjoyable if you are surrounded by defoliated trees. Economic losses can result when valuable stands are weakened or killed. Integrated Pest Management is a group within the Forest Protection Section of the Department of Natural Resources. This Group provides technical advice and management options to forest stakeholders who are attempting to deal with pest problems.
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The spruce beetle is native to Nova Scotia and attacks mature and overmature spruce. Once established in a forest stand, it can become very destructive. Its preferred host in Nova Scotia is white spruce, but all spruce species can be attacked and killed. More...
Balsam Woolly Adelgid in Christmas Trees
March is a good time for Christmas Tree Growers to assess their trees for the presence of the Balsam Woolly Adelgid. There is a simple procedure that will give you an idea what you will be dealing with in the coming season. Although this procedure will not give you exact population numbers, it will indicate whether the adelgid is present and give you a headstart on planning a control strategy. More...
Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle
Integrated Pest Management continues to cooperate with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Forest Service to survey for this insect. An information sheet on this insect is available. More...
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