News & Events
Maine Forest Service: Browntail Moth Update June 10 2022
Where Maine stands in the current infestation season, as well as identification and status of other native and invasive pests. Learn More.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust Takes on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. June 13 2022
Conservation trust uses a predatory beetle that preys on adelgids in an attempt to control infestations in ancient hemlock forest. Learn More.
Maine Gardener: The ruinous emerald ash borer is here. Is there anything you can do? February 23, 2020
A state and city expert weigh in on ways to try to repel, or at least slow, the destructive beetle from killing all of Maine's ash trees. Learn More.
Coping with EAB, Maine's slow-motion natural disaster, January 30, 2020
While it only arrived in Maine in 2018, the emerald ash borer is a growing concern for state and local officials. The Maine Forest Service recommends that every municipality begin preparing for EAB by identifying the ash trees in municipal rights-of-way that could endanger public safety. Learn More.
Invasive Species: What Non-Native Species Are The Most Problematic in Maine & What Can Be Done? February 24, 2020
From browntail moth to green crabs, a multitude of invasive species have proliferated in Maine and can be harmful to humans as well as the environment. Learn More.
Browntail Moth (BTM) Frequently Asked Questions
Learn all there is to know about the Browntail Moth species by checking out this FAQ page from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Learn More.
Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Portland, October 18, 2019
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) is reporting that emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive forest insect from Asia, has been detected in Cumberland County. Learn More.
When: April 21st at 1pm
When: May 13th at 11am
Bug Maine-ia 2019
When: September 10th from 9am - 3pm
Where: Maine State Museum
230 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333
Free admission. Contact the Museum for additional details at (207) 287-2301.
Maine Society of American Foresters: Managing Your Woodlot for Ash with the Emerald Ash Borer on Our Doorstep
When: September 19th from 9am - 2pm
Where: Vassalboro, ME
Online and mail-in registration available. Tour is limited to 35 participants. Learn more.
Maine Woodland Owners: Managing Your Woodlot in the Face of an Emerald Ash Borer Outbreak
When: September 20th at 11am
Where: Low Impact Forestry Speakers' Tent near the Pine Gate at the Common Ground Country Fair
Featuring Maine Forest Service Entomologist, Colleen Teerling and District Forested, Dan Jacobs.