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Emerald Ash Borer in the Islands
May 30, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Vermont’s Ash Trees and Emerald Ash Borer
Vermont’s ash trees are under threat from emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect that’s been found in 35 states and recently turned up in Vermont. The larvae chew tunnels under the bark of the ash tree, preventing the flow of water and nutrients. Further west, large numbers of ash have been dying because of EAB. But new research gives us hope for how to take care of our woods for ash.
Join UVM forestry professor Tony D’Amato and VLT staff on a guided walk in South Hero and Grand Isle to see ash trees with EAB and those without. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of EAB, what you can do if you find it, and what VLT and state agencies are doing about the issue.
We’ll meet in South Hero, and directions will be shared with registered participants closer to the date.
For more information, contact Allaire Diamond by email or at (802) 861-6411.
Land Restoration Event Series
This event is part of our Land Restoration Event Series. We hope you will join us on the land to discuss how to help native plants thrive, learn how hunters help our woods stay healthy, and join efforts that just might help ash trees remain in our woods. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, contact Pieter van Loon by email or at (802) 246-1502.
Photo by Art Wagner, USDA – APHIS, Bugwood.org