Concurrent Technical Session 1: Enemy at the Gate -The Biological Factors Threatening Productivity and Profitability of Private Forests
The movement of goods throughout the world has been a boon for private forest landowners in the United States, but it hasn’t come without its own costs and consequence. Inbound cargo vessels have connected North American forests to the invasive species and pests found throughout the world. Without natural predators, these species can quickly gain a foothold and move quickly from being a nuisance to an epidemic with real bottom line implications. This panel will give attendees an opportunity to hear about the biggest threats to forests in the American southeast and how we’re working to combat their entry into the country or slow their spread if they succeeded in establishing a beachhead.