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Webinar: Invasive Pests & Diseases in Illinois Woodlands

  • 05/22/2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Internet
Want to learn about the most serious pest and disease problems affecting Illinois woodlands?

This one-hour program will cover two invasive species in detail and touch on other serious pests of concern - Asian longhorn beetle, thousand cankers disease, Chinese longhorn beetle, sudden oak death and bur oak blight.  All of these species pose a significant threat to Illinois' forests and urban areas. Basic identification and symptom information will be reviewed along with current range and State efforts at reducing species introduction and impact. New efforts for raising awareness across the State will be discussed. If time allows, a brief discussion regarding these efforts from the attendees will be encouraged.

The goal of this segment is to provide a refresher in ID and symptoms of potential threats and improve awareness of the critical programs which aim to help detect the presence of future invasive pests and diseases.

The presenter is Andi Dierich, Coordinator for the Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Program of the Morton's Arboretum, an internationally-recognized 1,700-acre institution with extensive educational programming for all ages, leading research on tree health and tree improvement, breeding and introduction hardy and disease-resistant trees and shrubs for distribution throughout the Midwest, and presenting nature-related activities year-round for people of all ages and interests.

This is the second of a two-part program on invasive plants and pests threatening Illinois forests.  The first hour dealing with the invasive plants is offered on Monday, May 21st.

Participants on a PC must be using
Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2003Server.
Participants on a MacIntosh must be using
OS X 10.5 or later.


To register for this no-charge webinar, CLICK HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Sponsors for this program are the Illinois Forestry Association, the River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area, and the Morton Arboretum.
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