Fall cankerworm biology, ecology, and management in urban and rural landscapes

The fall cankerworm, Alsophila pometaria, is a moth native to North America whose caterpillars are commonly called inchworms.  While this defoliator generally remains at low abundances, occasional outbreaks may occur.  Defoliation rarely hurts the tree, but may act as a stress agent if prolonged outbreaks occur.  This webinar will cover the biology and ecology of cankerworms, as well as management strategies.  Management in urban areas as well as in rural areas will be covered.

What will you learn?
 This webinar will discuss the biology, ecology, and management of the native fall cankerworm. Management strategies in the urban and rural environment will be covered. learn more here…


Ms. Laurie Reid-Dukes, Assistant City Arborist, City of Charlotte

Education Credits from the following organizations continuing education programs have been approved or applied for:

New York Logger Training – .25 hour NYLT TLC Credit

Georgia Master Timber Harvester – 1 hour CLE – Environment Credit

Mississippi Professional Logging Manager – 1 hour Other

Society of American Foresters – 1 hour Category 1 Credit

Texas Pro Logger Program – 1 hour Other Credit

Session Details:

Oct 4, 2017 1:00 pm US/Eastern     Duration: 01:00 (hh:mm)     Export Event To Calendar

*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

This webinar will be recorded and posted back to the Webinar Portal for on-demand viewing within a week. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars when applicable.

Who should participate?

  • Foresters
  • Urban Foresters
  • Arborists
  • Land Owners
  • Land Managers
  • Natural Resource Professionals


This webinar is sponsored by: Southern Regional Extension Forestry


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