Anthony Aiello, The Gayle E. Maloney Director of Horticulture and Curator, Morris Arboretum
Greg Hoover, Entomologist, Penn State University
Joel Spies, President, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
Chad Tinkel, City Arborist, City of Ft. Wayne, Indiana
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is now one of the most destructive non-native insects in the United States. The potential damage from this insect rivals that of chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease. Since its accidental introduction into the United States and Canada in the 1990s, and its subsequent detection in 2002, it has spread rapidly killing at least 50 to100 million ash trees so far and threatening to kill most of the 7.5 billion ash trees throughout North America. This session, developed for municipal tree managers and arborists, urban foresters, and shade tree commissioners will cover ash tree and emerald ash borer identification, myths about EAB, when and how to treat EAB, and tips for administering city and county contracts. This course carries 4.5 CEUs for ISA certified arborists and update credits from the PA Department of Agriculture.
$125 (includes lunch)