EAB is a small, metallic green beetle native to Asia. Discovered in Illinois in 2006, it has since spread throughout northeast Illinois and east central Illinois recently being found in Baker Park Golf Course in Kewanee. EAB feeds only on true Ash trees. If trees go untreated, the death rate is 100 percent. If infested trees are not treated or removed, EAB will continue its destructive path moving on to other ash trees–eventually wiping out all Ash trees.
The program will include:
EAB–how did it get here and what can we do? Dr. Phil Nixon, University of Illinois Extension entomologist will explain the history, life cycle and control options for EAB. Session topics include:
• EAB look-alikes
• Ash tree identification
• Ash tree and ash wood disposal
• Recommended ash tree replacements
• Firewood movement and quarantine restrictions
• Free lunch
This program will be offered Thursday, April 25, 2013, 10am-2pm at the Blackhawk Community Education Center in Kewanee.
There is no fee to attend, but reservations are required for lunch. Registration Deadline is April 23, 2013
You can register online by CLICKING HERE.
Community Education Center (CEC)
404 E. Third St.
Kewanee, Ill. 61443
The Community Education Center is located across the street from the Kewanee City Hall.
From the north
Take Main Street (IL 78) south to 3rd Street. Turn left. The CEC will be approximately 0.2 miles on the left.
From the south
Take Tenney Street (IL 78/U.S. 34) north. It will curve to the right then continue north as Main Street. Follow to 3rd Street. Turn right. The CEC will be on the left.