Emerald Ash Borer workshops for Southern Illinois

Emerald Ash Borer Community Preparedness Workshops in Southern Illinois.

Recent discoveries of Emerald Ash Borer in Perry and Williamson counties underscore the need for communities to be proactive against Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The University of Illinois Extension is offering the following programs for local officials, municipalities, park districts, arborists, and others impacted by the recent Emerald Ash Borer findings. The programs will be held at the following locations: Thursday, November 13 Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center 8588 Rte 148 Marion, IL 62959 From 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Thursday, November 13 Perry County Government Building Conference Room 3764 State Rte 13/127 Pinckneyville, IL 62274 From: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Friday, November 14 Shawnee National Forest 50 Highway 145 South Harrisburg, IL 62946 From 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Workshop participants will learn about emerald ash borer, why it is a threat to our natural forests and urban trees, regulatory implications of the recent discoveries, and how to create a community action plan to manage ash trees on city-owned and private property. This workshop will discuss how to take inventory of all ash trees within a community in order to develop budget needs should large-scale ash tree removal become necessary. The program is FREE, but reservations are required by November 12. To register call University of Illinois Extension, Jackson county at: 618-687-1727 or register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fjprw/