Emerald Ash Borer: It's Here! Now what?

Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa

Johnson County Extension will host two informational meetings concerning the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic, destructive insect of ash trees, which is spreading in Iowa.

1:30-3:30 p.m. Green Industry Meeting
for people working in the Green Industry 
(arborists, urban foresters, public works and parks personnel, horticulturalists, Master Gardeners, tree trimmers, landscapers, nursery centers, commercial pesticide applicators)

6:30-8:00 p.m. Public Meeting
for homeowners and other concerned citizens
April 29, 2014
at the Johnson County Extension Office
3109 Old HWY 218 S • Iowa City, IA
You will learn:
• How to identify EAB
• How to identify an ash tree
• Signs of EAB infestation
• Is the tree safe?    Is it a candidate for treatment?
• How spread of EAB is being restricted
• Bark peeling – how to find EAB in tree  (Green Industry)
• Ash tree replacement options  (Public meeting)

Presented by a panel of experts:
Mike Kintner, EAB Outreach and Regulatory Coordinator with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Mark Vitosh, Iowa Department of Natural Resources District Forester
Mark Shour, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Entomologist 
Meetings are FREE and no registration is required. If you have questions, call ISU Extension & Outreach Johnson County at 319.337.2145 or email mohling@iastate.edu.

Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer.

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