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Oak Wilt Workshop

The ISC hosted 2 oak wilt workshops in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The events were held on September 13th & 14th, 2017 in Windsor, ON and the other was on February 28th, 2018 in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON.

Both workshops focused on education, prevention and outreach, as well as providing hands-on experience in oak-wilt detection. Topics included: oak wilt biology, the CFIA perspective on oak wilt introduction & impacts, surveying and detection of oak wilt, lessons learned from Michigan, oak wilt management in Michigan State Parks, oak wilt vector research, forest health monitoring with citizen science, and how municipalities can prepare for oak wilt.

 


Workshop 1: In this 2-day workshop, participants spent the first day learning and discussing oak wilt pathogen and its impacts. On day 2, participants visited oak wilt sites in Michigan and gained hands-on experience on oak wilt survey and detection practices.