Emerald Ash Borer is Here – Now what

The meetings will be held Nov. 7 at the Ladd Library Community Room, 3750 Williams Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. An afternoon meeting is planned 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; and an evening public meeting is scheduled for homeowners and others interested in the topic.
EAB ash treeTodd Fagan, Cedar Rapids City Arborist ; Mark Vitosh, Iowa Department of Natural Resources District Forester; Robin Pruisner, Iowa’s State Entomologist ; and Mark Shour, entomologist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will present information at the meetings. They will share EAB and ash tree information to help participants learn

  • How to identify EAB
  • How to identify an ash tree
  • Signs of EAB infestation
  • If the tree is safe and if it is a candidate for treatment
  • How spread of EAB is being restricted
  • Bark peeling – how to find EAB in tree (Green Industry meeting)
  • Ash tree replacement options (public meeting)

Cedar Rapids EAB meetings

The Nov. 7 EAB meetings are free and registration is not required. Meetings will be held at the Ladd Library Community Room, 3750 Williams Blvd. SW.
1:00-4:00 p.m. Green Industry EAB Meeting. A light lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. so participants can look at the latest tree care equipment and visit with company representatives.
6:30-8:00 p.m. Public EAB Meeting - for homeowners and other concerned citizens
For more information about the meetings, call ISU Extension and Outreach – Linn County at 319-377-9839, or email mkenyonb@iastate.edu.

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