Emerald Ash Borer Meeting Monday

Sheldon, Iowa — Emerald ash borer (EAB), the ash-tree-killing insect, will be the focus of an informational meeting, open to the public, on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Sheldon. The meeting will be held at Northwest Iowa Community College, 603 W Park St., Building C, Room 304.
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The meeting is hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

“These meetings are designed to provide helpful, usable information to prepare for one of the most destructive insects to hit the urban forest in decades,” said Mark Shour, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach entomologist.

Experts will share EAB and ash tree information to help participants learn:

  • How to identify EAB
  • How to identify an ash tree
  • Signs of EAB infestation
  • If the tree is safe and if it is a candidate for treatment
  • Treatment options
  • History of EAB, how it spreads, and efforts to slow the spread of EAB
  • Ash tree replacement options

EAB now has been positively identified in 19 Iowa counties, including most recently in Hedrick, in Keokuk County.

The meeting is free and registration is not required. For more information, contact Shane Donegan at 515-725-8219 orShane.Donegan@dnr.iowa.gov. Locally contact Margaret Murphy, Master Gardener and local food coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach, mmurphy@iastate.edu or 712-472-2576

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