Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a presentation and discussion session on the bark beetle infestations affecting trees in the Hood River area.
The session is Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m. at the Pine Grove Grange, 2901 Van Horn Drive. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Participants will learn about the major species of bark beetles infesting ponderosa pine and Douglas fir in the Hood River area, and what might be done about it.
The program will be led by Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forestry, along with Chet Behling, Oregon Department of Forestry.
The fee is $10 and space is limited to 50. Pre-register by calling the Hood River Extension Office at 541-386-3343 or email email@example.com to request a registration form.
The outbreak of California five-spined Ips bark beetles is continuing to kill ponderosa pines and some mortality is also occurring in Douglas fir due to bark beetles breeding in down timber from past storm damage.
Beetle infestations have been exacerbated by summer drought. Key topics covered in the program include bark beetle basics: major species, why here, and why now, and what can be done to prevent or reduce infestation.
Cash or check made out to OSU Extension Service should accompany the registration form submission.
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