What is Eating our Trees? – An Emerald Ash Borer Workshop – Tyler
March 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Overview: Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that has attacked and killed the ash tree populations in communities throughout several Northeastern states in North America. It has been on a pathway towards Texas for several years and was recently confirmed in one Eastern County. At this workshop, subject matter experts Dr. Dave Coyle, Dr. Fredric Miller, and Emmett Muennink will discuss – Where EAB is now, what to expect, and how to manage and mitigate its effects. This workshop is for community public works or parks and recreation managers, certified arborists and tree care companies, and the general homeowner with an ash tree in their yard.
8-9am: Dr. Dave Coyle, Southern Regional Extension Forestry – Forest Health and Invasive Species Program
EAB identification, biology, and assessment
Description: This presentation will cover the current location and spread of EAB, how to assess whether or not you have it, the damage it can do, and general treatment and management.
9-10am: Emmett Muennink, Arborjet – South Central Technical Manager
Treating and Preventing EAB
Description: This presentation will cover types of pesticides that can be used to treat and prevent EAB, and the injection equipment and methods.
10-11am: Fredric Miller
Integrated Management of EAB in a Mid-sized Illinois Community: A Model for Effective and Responsible EAB Management Integrating Invasive Pest Biology, Economics, and Community Leadership
Description: This presentation will outline the history, subsequent community response, treatment strategies, on-going results, and future outlook for a multi-year EAB management plan for a mid-size Illinois community. Emphasis will be placed on how community leadership responded to the crisis, the importance of a tree inventory and tree management plan, a forward look at preserving the existing tree canopy and its benefits, how to incorporate the effective use of chemical treatments into a pest management plan, and cost-benefit of treating trees versus removal and replacement. A brief discussion of “life after EAB” will be included.
11am-noon: Ask the experts; Coyle, Muennink, and Miller will sit for a panel discussion and attendees can ask the experts any questions they have about EAB and its potential effect on their community.
Noon – 1:00pm: Lunch
1-2pm: Emmett Muennick
Outdoor injection method demonstration.
$45 members, $90 non-members