Is EAB a threat? Are you willing to bet your ash?
On September 21, 2017, The CTPA will hold a full day workshop and field tour on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This workshop will take place in Haddam and will run from 8 am to 3 pm.
Arborists, tree wardens foresters, forest practitioners, and all tree and landscape professionals are invited to attend, along with anyone with an interest in the health of 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 see in the field the indicators of an emerald ash borer infestation, and about the options available to protect ash trees from EAB.
Attendees should meet at the Middlesex Cooperative Extension – UCONN, 1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT from 8am to 3pm
The speakers include:
Dr. Ted Andreadis, Director of the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, opening remarks and updates
Chris Donnelly, CT State Urban Forester, updates
Dr. Claire Rutledge, Entomologist at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, speaking on the biology of EAB.
Dr. Richard Cowles, Entomologist at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, speaking on how EAB affects trees and the mechanisms by which pesticides protect ask trees from EAB.
There will be a field tour that will demonstrate the use of pesticides and visits to infested trees, to see directly the effect EAB has on these trees. Peeling stations will be set up so that people have a chance to see an emerald ash borer within a tree.
Attendees should register in advance with CTPA. The cost of attending is $45 for CTPA members and $55 for non-members. Monroe residence are invited to attend and a donation of $15 to cover lunch and refreshments is requested.
CEU’s : State of CT 2,3D/5.5, Forest Practitioner/2, Tree Wardens Advanced Certified/6.5 and ISA – various.
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