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Lee County: Emerald Ash Borer Management

  • 04/29/2013
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Loveland Community Building, Dixon
Emerald Ash Borer (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

Registration deadline is April 14, 2013
 
Register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clw  or Call the Unit 4 office at (815) 835-2070 by April 15, 2013

This session will be held at the
Loveland Community Building, 513 West 2nd St., Dixon, IL
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