Understanding Urban Tree Threats: Speaker Event in Bristol, RI

Join Dr. Donald Booth of Bartlett Tree Experts, The Rhode Island Land Trust, and the Bristol Conservation Commission on March 5th at Rogers Free Library to learn more about the pests that seem to be invading our urban forests. Winter moth, Crypt Gall, Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Long-horn Beetle, and Woolly Adelgid are all pests that pose serious threats to our local tree populatons. We will discuss organic treatments, synthetic treatments, and cultural elements in relation to these pests.

Dr. Donald Booth is an award winning entomologist who received his Ph.D. at Syracuse University. He is currently the Entomologist and Pest Management Specialist at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories. This position involves research and extension responsibilities in shade tree pest and plant management with emphasis on insect and vertebrate pests.

Rogers Free Library
525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00pm

Parking Lot is behind the building on Thames Street. Street Parking is also abundant.

 

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Local Manager - Seekonk, RI
Landscape Design - University of Rhode Island

Employed for 14 years with Bartlett Tree Experts as an Arborist Representative and Local Manager. Has a special interest in beech tree preservation inspired by many of the fine beech trees populating the Newport, Rhode Island landscape. Interests include natural history, American history, biking, and tree lore.

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