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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB): The Tale of Two Beetles


    Emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) are found in the same location in Ohio.  This overlap will no doubt occur elsewhere as EAB spreads across North America.  The convergence of these non-native tree killers in Ohio has created considerable confusion; when people hear ALB they often think of EAB, and vice versa.  Of course, the two beetles are like apples-to-oranges in all aspects including spread, behavior, and management options.  This presentation will compare and contrast the two beetles so participants are prepared to handle questions from clientele and the public regarding the impact and management of these destructive tree pests.

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    Joe Boggs

    Joe is an Assistant Professor with Ohio State University Extension and Ohio State University Department of Entomology.  He has 20+ years of Extension experience and specializes in tree and shrub diagnostics and pest management.  Joe has a B.S. degree in Biology/Chemistry from Glenville State College, Glenville, WV., and a M.S. Degree from OSU in Entomology.  He averages over 70 professional presentations per year and has a weekly radio segment (Buggy Joe Boggs Report) on the Saturday morning show, “In the Garden with Ron Wilson,” (WKRC, Cincinnati) that is syndicated to 30 radio stations in 12 states and Satellite radio.  Joe has made presentations at previous ISA Annual International Conferences in Rhode Island (2009) and Chicago (2011).

    Amy Stone

    Amy is an Extension Educator with The Ohio State University, where she has been working for 18+ years.  She has degrees in Landscape and Turf Management from Owens Community College and a BS and MS from the University of Toledo.  Since the unfortunate discovery of EAB in Ohio in February 2003, Amy has been focusing her efforts on the green menace.  She is the state's representative on the EAB Communications Working Group, and a collaborator on Emerald Ash Borer University.

    Since ALB was discovered in Ohio in June, 2011, Joe and Amy have collectively made 96 teaching presentations on ALB to over 4,000 program participants and 66 teaching presentations on EAB to over 2,000 participants.  They have co-authored ALB articles published in the Ohio ISA Chapter Newsletter (March-April 2012, CEUs at Home), Tree Care Industry Magazine (April 2012, feature with cover), Arbor Age Magazine (July-August, feature and cover), American Nurseryman Magazine (October 2012, feature), and The Buckeye Magazine (Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association, August 2011, Feature).

    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

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