Pest and Disease Management
Although insects and diseases are a natural part of our forests, sometimes their presence can increase so quickly to the point that they can no longer be controlled effectively. This may pose a serious threat to forest health. When these species are non-native, the impact is often worse as they may not have any local predators.
The most dramatic example for Eastern North America has been impact of our ash trees through the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer. It has been shown that municipalities and regions who implement strategies to prepare themselves for the invasion of this insect can save significant amounts of money through better planning, and will have a new forest much quicker than those without strategies.
An Emerald Ash Borer strategy may include planting, selective tree removal, tree injections, and effective public communications. A planned approach also makes for a safer environment that poses less threats to the communities, particularly in the event of a major storm.
Dendron can provide consulting services to organizations to help with strategic and operational planning so they are prepared when these outbreaks occur.