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Utility and Municipal Joint Sessions

Turning the Tide on Non-Native Tree Pests
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
1:50 PM — 2:30 PM
Osceola Ballroom B
A, U, M, Bm

From Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) to emerald ash borer (EAB) to hemlock woolly adelgid, the flood of non-native invasive tree pests into North America may appear never ending.  However, as demonstrated by ALB and EAB in Europe and fall webworm in Asia, the tide is rising world-wide.  What can arborists do to stem this world-wide non-native tree pest tsunami?  This presentation will use case studies to inform tree care professionals on how they can partner with educators and regulatory agencies to play a significant role in turning the tide on non-native tree pests.

  1. Boggs, J., and A. Stone, 2012 "Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB): The Threat in Black and White," Tree Care Industry Magazine, April, Vol. 23, Number 4, 5 pp.
  2. Boggs, J., and A., Stone, 2012. "Asian Longhorned Beetle, 10 Myths and Misconceptions," ArborAge Magazine, July/August, 4 pp.
  3. Boggs, J., A. Stone, and D. Herms, 2012. "Asian Longhorned Beetle: A Killer in Black and White," American Nurseryman Magazine, October, 5 pp.
  4. Boggs, J., A. Stone, and D. Herms, 2012. "A Killer in Black and White: The ALB Epidemic," Tree Services Magazine, November, 5 pp
  5. Boggs, J., A. Stone, D. Herms. 2013. "The Tale of Two Beetles," Canadian Groundskeeper Magazine, November, Vol. 2, Number 6, 11 pp.
  6. Boggs, J., A. Stone, and D. Herms. 2013. "How to Detect and Manage Two Types of Beetles," Total Landscape Care, December, Online Publication, 

Presenter Information

    • Joe Boggs
      Joe Boggs is an Assistant Professor with Ohio State University Extension and Ohio State University Department of Entomology. He has 20+ years of Extension experience working both with the public and the tree care industry; he serves on the Board of the ISA Ohio Chapter. Joe specializes in tree health management with a strong focus on tree problem diagnostics including diagnosing and documenting tree pest problems and their effective management. He has a B.S. degree in Biology/Chemistry and a M.S. Degree in Entomology. Joe 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. He averages over 80 professional presentations per year covering a range of topics from tree pest management, to tree borers, to tree galls, to non-native pests including Asian longhorned beetle. He has made invited presentations at the 2013 Iowa Shade Tree Conference, the 2013 Wisconsin Arborist Association Summer Conference; the 2013 Ohio Forest Health Conference; and the 2013 Michigan Green Industry Association Annual Trade Show and Convention, the 2014 Kentucky Arborist Association Conference and he has taught at previous ISA Annual International Conferences in Rhode Island (2009), Chicago (2010), Toronto (2013), and Milwaukee (2014). Joe has authored or co-authored numerous articles in industry newsletters and magazines such as Tree Care Industry Magazine; Arbor Age; American Nurseryman Magazine; Canadian Groundskeeper Magazine; American Nurseryman Magazine; Total Landscape Care; the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association "The Buckeye" Magazine; and the Ohio ISA Chapter "Buckeye Arborist" Newsletter.