Forest Stewardship Polycom Workshop:
Forest Health Update
See the recorded presentation here (Mediasite link)

December 10, 2015, 1-4 PM ET

Insects and diseases are natural components of the forest.  Some of these insects and diseases can become pests when they inhibit tree regeneration and growth on a large scale. In addition to native pests, invasive exotic pests are a growing challenge, with new species being introduced every year. This workshop will provide an update on current forest health issues and priorities across Florida with emphasis on proactive management and available assistance. 

Questions can be directed to Chris Demers, (352) 846-2375,

Agenda (all times Eastern):        

1:00 pm Sign in at facility, meet and greet
1:15      Introduction, Chris Demers, Forest Stewardship Coordinator, UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC)
1:30    Forest Insects: What’s Bugging Your Trees?, Dr. Jiri Hulcr, Assistant Professor, SFRC
2:15     Forest Diseases:  Old and New Tree Ailments, Dr. Marc Hughes, Post-Doctoral Associate, SFRC
3:00           Available Assistance, Dr. Jeff Eickwort, Florida Forest Service
3:45              Q&A, Conclusion, Evaluation, Adjourn


  • Download materials and resource links below

Download / Print Materials

  1. Program agenda and presenter contacts (pdf, 2 pages)
  2. Jiri Hulcr's Presentation Notes (pdf, 8 pages)
  3. Marc Hughes' Presentation Notes (pdf, 9 pages)
  4. Jeff Eickwort's Presentation Notes (pdf, 6 pages)
  5. Program Evaluation (pdf, 2 pages)

Links to additional resources:

  1. UF/IFAS SFRC Forest Health Diagnostics
  2. UF/IFAS SFRC Emerging Threats Research Team
  3. UF/IFAS Tree / Forest Insects EDIS Publications
  4. UF/IFAS Tree / Forest Disease EDIS Publications
  5. Florida Forest Service Forest Health Publications
  6. Florida Forest Service Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program
  7. Florida Forest Service Cogongrass Program

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