Free Webinar Series this Fall Deals with Emerald Ash Borer and other Invasive Wood Pests
Awareness of tree pests and diseases threatening the health of trees in communities, forests and woodlands goes a long way toward making informed decisions about their care.
Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) is a free webinar series created to bring awareness, education and information about tree pests and diseases. Webinar participants are involved in live presentations given by experts from communities, universities, and state and federal organizations who deal with these issues. The presentations end with question and answer sessions.
Tree care companies, arborists, urban foresters, landowners, educators and others involved in tree management will find these webinars beneficial. The EABU webinars are held on Thursdays (unless otherwise noted) for one hour, beginning Thursday, October 23 at 11 a.m., Eastern Time, and running to December 18.
This Thursday, Cliff Sadof, Ph. D, Purdue University entomologist, will give a presentation to set the record straight on EAB management, entitled “EAB Management Mythbusters.”
To attend the meeting, go to: https://connect.msu.edu/oct23_sadof/
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November 6, 11 a.m. Eastern Time
“Practical Woodlot Management Before, During and After EAB” by Lenny Farley, Purdue University Extension Forestry Specialist
To attend the meeting, go to: https://connect.msu.edu/eab_mngt_farley/
December 4, 11 a.m. Eastern Time
“Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infested by Invasive Species” by Brian Brashaw, director of the Wood Materials and Engineering Program at the Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth; and Robert Ross, project leader at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
To attend the meeting, go to: https://connect.msu.edu/wood_use_2014/
The final webinar in this series is: December 18, 11 a.m. Eastern Time
“The History of EAB in New York State and Community Responses” by Mark Whitmore, Ph.D, Cornell University forest entomologist
To attend the meeting, go to: https://connect.msu.edu/eab_history_ny/
Each webinar presentation will be recorded and available for viewing on the www.emeraldashborer.info website the day after the webinar is aired. Past webinars are archived, so those unable to participate in live webinars can watch them at anytime from their computer.
Funding for EABU comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, and is coordinated by communicators and educators at Purdue University, Michigan State University, and the Ohio State University.
Please contact me or Adam Witte <firstname.lastname@example.org> with any questions, or go to www.emeraldashborer.info.
Thank you for your attention!