Canadian Forest Service Publications

The pending storm: Eastern Canadian foresters brace for spruce budworm. 2013. Johns, R.; Pureswaran, D. Can. For. Industries Sept./Oct. 2013:14-16.

Year: 2013

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35171

Language: English

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Spruce budworm outbreaks are the most significant natural disturbances affecting Canadian balsam fir stands. In 2006, a new outbreak began in eastern Canada.

This article presents the background surrounding activities led by CFS researchers in the Lower St. Lawrence region (Quebec) aimed at examining early intervention strategies for spruce budworm control.

These activities are carried out in collaboration with provincial ministries, private owners, the Société de protection des forêts contre les insectes et les maladies (SOPFIM) (Quebec City) and Forest Protection Ltd. (New Brunswick).