International Advanced Practitioner Workshop: Asian Long-Horned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer: Management of Invasive Forest Pests

When is the event?

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Sunday 14 June to Friday 19 June 2015 (Optional Field Tour – Saturday 20 June 2015)

Where to meet?

Faculty of Forestry,
University of Toronto,

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for forest health specialists to share knowledge and experience in the control and management of Asian Long-Horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) (ALHB) and Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) (EAB).  The workshop will bring together colleagues from Canada, the United States and Europe.  Presentations and discussions will centre on case studies from the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. In addition, participants will share information from their own professional practice to ensure the knowledge exchange is bi-directional. Specific objectives of the workshop include:

  1. Sharing of latest scientific and technical information and experience relating to the control and management of Asian Long-Horned Beetle (ALHB) and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB);
  2. Case studies demonstrating active management of ALHB and EAB based on experience in the City of Toronto, and surrounding region of Ontario, Canada;
  3. Horizon scanning to support the development of contingency plans in regions currently not affected but under threat from ALHB and EAB;
  4. Forum for establishing international partnerships, collaboration and research networks related to invasive tree pest species.

Dr. Nigel Straw and Dr. Daegan Inward from Forest Research will be attending this workshop along with a colleague from FC England.  Forest Research is a partner organisation.


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