Winter kill (Horticulture/Urban IPM)

Winter damage is widespread throughout Montana on evergreens this year (spruce, Douglas-fir, and pines). The damage consists of tips of the newest needles turning yellow, red, or red-brown. Entire branches might also be affected. The browning is from the outside inward. The windward sides are most strongly affected.  

Alert Period: 04/15/2019 - 04/30/2019
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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Forest insect and disease training (General)

The Forest Pest Management Program will be offering a multi-day workshop addressing management of forest insects and diseases in Missoula on July 9-11, 2019. The course is free but registration is required. To register, contact August Kramer: or (406)542-4330. Spots usually fill up quickly. Pesticide credits will be offered. The attachment has more specific information along with information on additional sessions offered by the USFS. Please distribute this message to resource managers, forest pesticide applicators, extension agents and any other potentially interested professionals.

Thank you,

Amy Gannon, Montana DNRC Forestry Division

Alert Period: 03/25/2019 - 07/12/2019
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
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