Insect Invaders: The Battle to Save our Park's Native Forests
Invasive insects are changing the face of forests in the National Parks of the Northeast United States. Over the last few decades, invasives pests such as emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, hemlock wooly adelgid, and our most recent invader, spotted lanternfly, just to name a few, have infested our forested lands and decimated native tree populations. Infestations have caused the elimination of large canopy trees such as our native ash, oak, maples, and hemlock species. Join Margaret Speicher in the amphitheater as she dives into how these invaders are affecting our parklands and how the National Park Service is responding to this complex challenge.