Emerald Ash Borer and other Tree Health Concerns
DACF Update for Cities and Towns
Monday, May 1, 2023, 10:00AM – 11:30AM
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will provide an update for city and town tree and forest managers and public works staff on the known status of emerald ash borer in Maine, current state efforts, municipal opportunities as well as updates on other insects and diseases affecting forests and trees.
Continuing education credits: Licensed Pesticide Applicator 1.0, Licensed Professional Forester 1.0
Brief Introduction, Jan Santerre, Maine Forest Service
Remote Sensing of Ash in Portland, (20 minutes) Peter Nelson, Schoodic Institute
Emerald Ash Borer response in Portland, (20 minutes) Jeff Tarling
Pesticides Updates, (20 minutes) John Pietroski, Board of Pesticides Control
Rule and Quarantine Updates, (5-10 minutes) Mike Parisio, Maine Forest Service
Wrap up, Allison Kanoti, Maine Forest Service
As the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) prepares to move forward with amending emerald ash borer rules, we seek input on what approach the public supports. The two options the DACF is currently considering are:
- Option 1: Draft new quarantine rules based on current knowledge of EAB distribution and buffer area.
- Option 2: Repeal the EAB quarantine rules.
Both options will require rulemaking, providing an opportunity for formal public comment. We would also welcome input on other possibilities we have not considered.
Please consider providing input through our online form.