Join a November 1st Webinar to learn about tree-of-heaven and spotted lanternfly, including the risk spotted lanternfly poses to Washington and how you can help. The Webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Attendees with Washington pesticide and structural pest inspector licenses will earn one recertification credit.

State agencies are asking the public to report an invasive tree called tree-of-heaven throughout October to help prevent the introduction of a harmful insect, the spotted lanternfly. Learn more by visiting this news release.

Speakers:

  • Justin Bush, Washington Invasive Species Council
  • Cassie Cichorz, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Joshua Milnes, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. Kelli Hoover, Pennsylvania State University
  • Sam Landis or John Landis, Vynecrest Vineyards (Pennsylvania)
  • Dr. Kyle Beucke, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • David Pegos, California Invasive Species Advisory Committee
  • Anne Schuster, Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
  • Sven-Erik Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Topics:

  • Spotted Lanternfly Overview and Risk to Washington
  • Spotted Lanternfly Impacts to Forests and Parks and Strategies for Detection
  • Spotted Lanternfly Impacts to Vineyards in Pennsylvania
  • Spotted Lanternfly Interceptions in California and Overview of Preparation                                      
  • Tree-of-Heaven Identification, Management, and Non-invasive Alternatives
  • Results of October 2021 Tree-of-Heaven Census and Spotted Lanternfly Visual Survey
  • Next Steps and Action Plan Overview

Register for the Webinar today!