Pine beetle workshop set in Carbondale |

Pine beetle workshop set in Carbondale

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE – For The Forest, the group that initiated a plan to reduce the threat of pine beetles on Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain, is offering a free Verbenone workshop Thursday at Carbondale Town Hall.

The session, from 2 to 5 p.m., is an opportunity for landowners, arborists, property managers and silviculture professionals to learn about approaches to controlling the beetle with the use of Verbenone, a naturally occurring pheromone, according to For The Forest.

The workshop will feature Nancy Gillette, a research entomologist with the Pacific Southwest station of the U.S. Forest Service, and Don Fowler, a forestry consultant for Contech, Inc. who spent several years battling the mountain pine beetle epidemic in British Columbia.

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