Getting the facts about the budworm to young people is a critical part of the overall effort to get the public to understand the impacts of a budworm population explosion, including damage to the forest and wildlife, economic impacts, and what actions are being taken to mitigate the damage and how the forest is recovering.
Teachers who have been on Maine TREE Foundation’s Teachers’ Tours during recent past summers have had the opportunity to hear first-hand about the recent increase in budworm population being experienced in our neighbors to the north, New Brunswick and Quebec. We expect to continue to provide information on this subject on future Tours.
Articles on the budworm suitable for students and the general public are available on www.forestsformainesfuture.org. Go under their Fresh from the Woods Archives to find topics such as What Is a Healthy Forest? and Spruce Budworm Population Tracked by Landowners.