Register now for the 2021 KY Forest Health Conference on February 5, 1-4 pm ET.  It is Free, over Zoom, but registration is required. 

EUs sought: KY pesticide applicators, SAF, ISA and more.

Questions? Email Ellen Crocker,


Welcome and introductions (1-1:05) 

Forest health issues in Kentucky, Abe Nielsen andAlexandra Blevins, Kentucky Division of Forestry (1:05-1:30)

Asian longhorned beetle updates, Phillip Baldauf, USDA-APHIS (1:30-2)

Invasive plant management spotlight (2-2:45)

  • Grazing down invasive plants, Lori Chamberlin, Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Native fungal biocontrol of the invasive tree-of-heaven, Kristen Wickert,West Virginia Department of Agriculture
  • Invasive plant management in sensitive areas: Methods used for Short’s goldenrod recovery, Jess Slade, Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves


HealthyWoods app, Ellen Crocker, University of Kentucky (2:45-3)


Understanding opportunities and limits of chemical control of EAB, Cliff Sadof, Purdue University (3-3:30)


American chestnut updates, Jared Westbrook, The American Chestnut Foundation (3:30-3:55)


Survey and conclusion (3:55-4)