Public Lecture Series
The Marine Discovery Center Lecture Series provides a forum for the community to learn about the Indian River Lagoon from qualified staff and guest speakers.
Presentations will be at 6pm and last about 1 hour with time afterwards for questions and answers.
WHEN: Lectures will be on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Check our Calendar for exact time and dates.
WHERE: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL
ADMISSION: No charge – No reservations
For more information contact Mark Spradley – firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 386-428-48282013-05-03 11:45:43
Death of the Red Bay Trees in New Smyrna Beach
with Farley Palmer
when: Thursday, June 20th, 6-8pm
where: Marine Discovery Center
Laurel Wilt is a fatal disease of Persea borbonia (Red Bay) trees that is rapidly advancing into our area. Most of the Red Bays from Daytona Beach northward are already dead. The disease is carried by the Asian Ambrosia beetle that was accidentally introduced into the US near Savannah, Georgia.
Red Bay trees comprise a substantial portion of our canopy here on beachside in New Smyrna. Treatment of all our Red Bays is impossible, but there are many local specimens that are an important part of the local landscape. These trees are also very important as part of our ecosystem, supporting threatened species such as the Swallowtail Butterfly. Laurel Wilt also affects Avocado and Camphor trees.
No reservations required