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Future of Maine’s oak trees on agenda of green expo

January 20, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The future of Maine’s oak trees and hemp program are on the agenda for a state horticultural exposition.

The Grow Maine Green Expo will take place Wednesday at the Civic Center in Augusta.

Maine’s state forest pathologist and forest entomologist are both set to lead a seminar about the significant threat of oak wilt disease to Maine’s oak resources.

Maine state horticulturist Gary Wish is also scheduled to discuss the growth of Maine’s industrial hemp program and its growth over the last three years. He’s also set to share information on steps the state is taking to address the spread of pests such as emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and hemlock woolly adelgid.

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