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Southern Pine Beetle Information Sessions

Sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension and DEP State Forestry Services

New Jersey’s trees are in trouble. Southern Pine Beetle, a bark beetle smaller than a grain of rice, killed pines across our state’s southern forests. In 2010 alone, the beetle destroyed 14,000 acres and continues to spread.

Attend these info sessions to learn about this beetle’s history, lifecycle, and current status in our state. Foresters will also discuss how to discourage the beetle from infesting your forests, how to identify an infestation, and effective suppression methods. Visit local SPB infestations on a Thursday field tour.

SPB Exit Holes

Rutgers Cooperative Extension and New Jersey State Forest Service host ten sessions on Southern Pine Beetle in New Jersey in July and August.

Presentations are scheduled on Tuesdays with a field session on the following Thursday at Rutgers Cooperative Extension offices in Atlantic, Gloucester, Burlington, Cape May, and Ocean Counties. Please register with the extension office for one or both sessions.


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