On September 3rd, CTPA will hold a workshop and field tour so that people can learn about the emerald ash borer (EAB). This workshop will take place in Durham and run from 8 am to 3 pm. Attendees should meet before 8 am at the Durham Fire House, 12 Main Street, Durham 06422
Arborists, tree wardens, foresters, forest practitioners, and all tree and landscape professionals are invited to attend, along with anyone with an interest in our trees and forests. In the course of the day, attendees will learn about the biology of the insect and the means by which it attacks ash trees. They will also first hear about and then go into the field to see the indicators of an emerald ash borer infestation and about the options available to protect ash trees from EAB.
Chris Martin, CT State Forester, speaking on the regulatory response to EAB
Dr. Claire Rutledge, Entomologist at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, speaking on the biology of EAB
Dr. Rich Cowles, also an Entomologist at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, speaking on how EAB affects trees and the mechanisms by which pesticides protect ash trees from EAB
In addition, there will be a demonstration regarding the use of pesticides. Attendees will have an opportunity to peel the bark on infested trees and see directly the damage that EAB causes to ash trees. Attendees can expect to see live larvae and perhaps adult EAB.
It is requested that attendees register in advance. The cost of attending is $45 for CTPA members and $55 for non-members. Walk-ins may be restricted depending upon space.
CEU’s will be available for CT Licensed Arborist and those holding other CT Pesticide Supervisory licenses, ISA Certified Arborists and CT Forest Practitioners.
If you have any questions, please contact the CTPA office – firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-484-2512.
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