University of Maryland Extension

Planning for the Invasion: Control Measures for Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer
When: 
Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 
Robinson Nature Center
Address: 
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
University of Maryland Extension
Description/Notes: 

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in nine Maryland counties, and continues to expand its range, killing ash trees wherever it goes. Each dead ash tree on public property represents a liability for its managers and a loss of services to its community.

Ash trees are a valuable component of the urban and rural landscape that provide services like pollution removal, carbon storage and sequestration, and energy savings. The US Forest Service estimates that the value of the ash resource within Baltimore County’s Urban-Rural Demarcation Line is $353 million.

Effective control options are available, but are most effective when used together with a management plan.

This workshop follows up on the August meeting, "Why and How to Plan for Emerald Ash Borer Before it Reaches Your Community," and will show municipal and county officials why they need to begin the EAB planning process as the invasion continues to spread throughout the state. The workshop features a hands-on demonstration of control techniques.

 

MD Pesticide Applicator Recertification - Approved (8 credits) Categories 2 and 3A.

MD/DE Master Logger CE credits - 5 credits

Society of American Foresters CEUs - Pending

International Society of Arboriculture credits - Pending

Cost: 
$30.00
Contact: 
For more information or to register, go to http://eabcontrol.eventbrite.com/
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