HARTFORD — Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District will present an opportunity for the public to learn about invasive forest pests at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Hartford Town Hall.

Those pests include emerald ash borer, Asian longhorn beetle and hemlock wooley adelgid. All three are on a Maine watch list and can do a great deal of damage to our forests and our economy.

The workshop will share information on how you can help in this battle to preserve our native forests. Workbooks with information and photos will be provided.

Education about these invasives and early detection are the key to effective control and eradication. Increased awareness of invasives by private landowners can make a big difference in protecting Maine’s forests and lakes.

For more information, call OCSWCD at 743-5789, ext. 111, or email [email protected]

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