Early Detection for Invasive Pests & Pathogens Community Science Training

Early Detection for Invasive Pests & Pathogens Community Science Training

Date(s) - April 8, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221


This new community science project will survey the presence or absence of four non-native tree pests and pathogens at Hoyt Arboretum. Volunteer community scientists will be assigned a tree species to monitor for these destructive pests to help us to best protect the Arboretum and surrounding natural areas from their potential damages. Volunteers’ observations will ultimately contribute to developing an ongoing survey process for pests and pathogens at Hoyt and also serve as a model for early detection at other public gardens.

Join us at this kick-off training on Wednesday, April 8 from 10-11am at the Visitor Center. At the training, volunteers will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of the four insect pests and pathogens, choose a specific tree to monitor at the Arboretum, and learn how to record and report their data.

After the training, volunteers should be available to visit their tree at least once per month (volunteers are encouraged to be available for a minimum 6-month commitment). This volunteer role is a great opportunity for individuals interested in community science and volunteering outdoors with a flexible schedule.

Read the volunteer position description here.

If you have questions or want to sign up for the training, please contact Becky at volunteer@hoytarboretum.org or (503) 823-1649.


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