[UPDATE] 2023 Atlantic Canada Forest Health Workshop

[UPDATE]2023 Atlantic Canada Forest Health Workshop

See the links below for links to the presentations given at the Workshop.  Also, Ron Neville from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency gave one which provides an insight into their efforts to manage all non-native invasive species

LOCATION : Best Western Plus -- Liverpool Hotel & Conference Centre

WHEN : Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (Day #2)

Day 2 THEME: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Research and Local Initiatives

Section I – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Research

8:30 – 8:50  Dr. Jon Sweeney, Canadian Forest Service - Insecticides for protecting eastern hemlocks from hemlock woolly adelgid: efficacy of combined TreeAzin and Xytect 2F treatment.

8:50 – 9:10  Dr. Chris Edge, Canadian Forest Service – The fate and environmental risk of using imidacloprid to control of Hemlock Wolly Adelgid in Nova Scotia. 

9:10 – 9:30  Luca Voscort, Acadia University – Effects of imidacloprid basal bark sprays for hemlock woolly adelgid control on non-target pollinator communities.

9:30 – 9:50  Cody Chapman, Acadia University - Investigating the non-target impacts of basal bark application of imidacloprid on the arthropod communities in old eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) forests in southwestern Nova Scotia

9:50– 10:10 - Break

10:10 – 10:30  Jeff Fidgen, Canadian Forest Service – Biological Control of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Nova Scotia. 

10:30 – 10:50  Dr. Michael Stastny, Canadian Forest Service – Can silviculture help with mitigation of HWA impacts and conservation of hemlock?

Section II – Local Initiatives 

10:50 – 11:10  Sherilyn Young,  Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn  - Forestry in Mi’kma’ki; Traditional Use and Etuaptmumk

11:10 – 11:30  Sally Steele, Protected Areas Coordinator  - Nova Scotia Environment & Climate Change. HWA treatment - pilot program rollout in protected areas

11:30 – 13:00 – Travel to Kejimkujik National Park - Lunch Provided at Park

Section III – Keji Demo and Presentation (Park Visitor Centre) 

13:00 – 13:30  Matthew Smith, Parks Canada, Kejimkujik National Park - Saving the Ancient Ones: Strategies for helping hemlock forests in Kejimkujik National Park

13:30  - 16:30  Various Stations – Chemical, Biocontrol, stand/tree selection etc. TBD