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Invasive forest pests: Who are they and what can we do about them?

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


They’re here and more are coming. Invasive threats can impact tree health and degrade forest environments. This webinar will cover the most prevalent invasive threats to North Carolina’s forests and some up and comers to keep watch out for.

Presenter Kelly Oten is an assistant professor and Extension specialist of forest health at N.C. State University. Although her first love is insects, she also works on diseases and invasive plants that can impact tree and forest health. She has a B.S. in entomology from Texas A&M, an M.S. in entomology from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in entomology and forestry from N.C. State University. Prior to her role with N.C. State University, she spent eight years with the N.C. Forest Service Forest Health Branch.


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