Join PRISM parter, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, for a virtual panel discussion exploring the imported forest pest problem and policy actions needed to protect trees in our forests, parks, and neighborhoods. Discover why our trees are in trouble, and what you can do to help. This event, moderated by science journalist Gabriel Popkin, will feature: Gary Lovett (forest ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies), Susan Frankel (plant pathologist, USDA Pacific Southwest Research Station), and Faith Campbell (President, Center for Invasive Species Prevention).
The panel discussion will explore the history of the imported forest pest problem, recent challenges, the economics of the issue, the role of horticulture and international shipping, and potential policy and management solutions. There will be ample time for Q&A.
Free and open to all. Click here for more details and/or to register.