Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness & Management Workshop

Hosted by Windham Regional CommissionEAB
Presentations by Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program and a Panel of Local Communities who have addressed EAB

DATE AND TIME: January 29, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
In the event of inclement weather please visit the WRC homepage at www.windhamregional.org or call the office at (802) 257-4547 to determine if the meeting has been cancelled
LOCATION: Newbrook Fire & Rescue Community Room, 698 VT Route 30, Newfane, VT
REGISTRATION: Free Workshop – Registration Requested – Register Here

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a fast moving, destructive and invasive forest pest that feeds on all species of ash trees in North America. Over 99% of ash trees will likely succumb to EAB and die. With EAB confirmed recently in Windham and Bennington Counties (Londonderry and Stamford, VT), communities in the region are encouraged to prepare for the impacts of the pest.

This training, led by staff from the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, will teach participants about EAB, introduce planning and management strategies, give an overview of the resources available to help towns assess risk and establish a plan, and draw from local experiences of towns that are now addressing ash tree and EAB management.

This training is intended for municipal staff and members of selectboards, conservation commissions, planning commissions, and tree committees. Additionally, town tree wardens, Forest Pest First Detectors, and others engaged in planning for EAB at the local level in Windham region communities may also benefit from the training.

This training is being offered through a coordinated effort between the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program and the Windham Regional Commission.

For more Information please contact Margo Ghia at WRC, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Last Updated: 08 January 2020
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