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This report was initiated by the Maine Forest Service (MFS) in response to concerns that a serious effort was needed to capture the experiences and lessons learned during the 1970-85 spruce budworm outbreak in Maine. The report synthesizes the observations and experiences of land managers, as well as the principal results of recent scientific research on spruce budworm in Maine. This report briefly reviews budworm population dynamics and interactions with the forest, then describes the budworm's impacts in detail. It then reviews the three principal responses: survey and detection; spraying; and silviculture and salvage. It then offers an overview of the outbreak's effects and provides a summary of conclusions and recommendations for the future.

Document Type

Report

Volume

0734-9556

Publication Date

10-1988

Publisher

Maine Agricultural Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

spruce budworm, Maine

Disciplines

Forest Biology | Forest Management

B819: The Spruce Budworm Outbreak in Maine in the 1970's–Assessment and Directions for the Future

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