- Rumpf, Thomas
Maine State Entomologist
The spruce budworm infestation in Maine is at its' lowest level since 1969. Nearly the entire 1970's-80's outbreak area is now free of noticeable defoliation. operational spraying has not been conducted since 1985 and none is planned for the foreseeable future. Host trees damaged by the outbreak are showing recovery in nearly all areas but scattered losses due to Stillwell's Syndrome and spruce bark beetle continue in some previously heavily damaged areas. The outbreak does not show any sign of resurgence at this time'.