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The Canopy: Managing Termites in Trees

Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presenter: 
Ed Freytag
Contact Name: 
Bekah Sparks
Contact Phone: 
(662) 325-8581
Description: 

In this webinar, Ed Freytag will discuss detection and treatment of trees infested with native subterranean termites and Formosan subterranean termites. Mr. Freytag will discuss his experiences and knowledge treating public and private trees, and assessing the ability of trees to outlive the wood-hungry termite. He will recount the termite infestation in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and address termite identification, recent research, and chemical and biological controls.

Freytag works with the City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board as Research Entomologist. He is involved with the testing and use of innovative technologies for the detection of termites in trees.