The Early Intervention Strategy will resume this summer in N.B.
The Healthy Forest Partnership will resume the early intervention program against spruce budworm this summer, while taking precautions for staff health and safety in context of Covid-19.
The 2020 program will treat 35 000 hectares this year, about 20 000 more hectares than last year but very far from the 200 000 hectares of 2018. Quebec's spray program has been suspended for this season with the exception of approximately 140,000 hectares in the Gaspé. Forest Protection Limited will conduct the Gaspé work operating out of the Charlo base. The effects of this decision on the spruce budworm population in New Brunswick are unknown as of yet but the delivery of Gaspé program should be a benefit to controlling budworm spread in neighbouring NB. Monitoring efforts will be extremely important this season.
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