With the spread of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) insect pest in Iowa, a free educational workshop is being held in Gladbrook to help residents in the area learn about dealing with this pest.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ Church, 201 Johnson Street. Emerald ash borer has killed tens of thousands of ash trees in the United States in the last decade and has now been confirmed in nine Iowa counties.
A wide variety of topics will be covered including an overview of Emerald Ash Borer, ash identification, treatment options, alternative replacement trees, wood movement and the state quarantine.
Speakers are Mark Shour, Iowa State University Extension Entomologist, Mike Kintner, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship EAB Outreach and Regulatory Coordinator, Emma Hanigan, Iowa DNR State Urban Forester, and Meredith Borchardt, Trees Forever field coordinator.
Several educational handouts will be available to attendees.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact John Clausen, Gladbrook Trees Forever chairperson at 641-473-2269.