Early Detection: Tree-of-Heaven

Do you want to get involved in locating Tree-of-Heaven in Vermont? Now is your chance! Tree-of-Heaven is a preferred host for the Spotted Lanternfly. The presence of these two invasive species in Vermont could have detrimental impacts on many tree species, including apple trees, sugar maples, and more.

The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is seeking volunteer observers to help track invasive Tree-of-Heaven locations throughout Vermont. This project is very simple to participate in -- all you need is an iNaturalist account and the desire to explore some of Vermont's protected lands.

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Questions? Email the project coordinator at naomi.cutler@uvm.edu.