Coping with Emerald Ash Borer - 2015

Emerald Ash Borer is a destructive insect that was first discovered in Michigan in June, 2002. This insect has decimated ash trees in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and part of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Emerald Ash Borer (Courtesy photo)

Emerald Ash Borer has now been found throughout Central Maryland including Frederick County. Information about what you can do to manage your landscapes or forests for this serious pest was presented. A team of local experts were on hand to describe the threat, explain what steps you can take, answer questions that had and point them in the direction of individuals and agencies that could offer assistance.

Frederick County Forest Conservancy District Board Members

Vincent Perrotta and Andy Driscoll

Forester Mike Kay covers the agenda for the presentation.

Entomologist Tom Lupp presents an EAB overview including

the insect's life cycle and how it damages ash trees.

Dan Yates of Bartlett Tree Experts discusses how to

manage EAB in the landscape.

Aaron Cook, MD Forest Service, presents how to

manage EAB in the forest.

Tyler Wakefield, MD Forest Service, discusses how to decide what the property owners should do once EAB invests their trees.

After the presentations were completed the panel of speakers addressed questions from the audience.

Sponsored by the Frederick County Forest Conservancy District Board and the Fox Haven Learning Center

Fox Haven Learning Center

3630 Poffenberger Road

Jefferson, MD 21755

March 19, 2015