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10.09.2019 EAB Private Landowner Education

10.09.19 - EAB Private Landowner Education

Title: What Private and Institutional Landowners Need to Know About the Impact Emerald Ash Borer On Their Property

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: Ellwood H. May Environmental Park (Maywood), 3615 Mueller Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083

Cost: Open to the Public at No Charge

Description:   Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly invasive insect currently devastating all types of ash trees throughout Wisconsin.  It is currently present and infesting ash trees throughout Sheboygan County with lethal effect.   This workshop for private and institutional landowners will provide critical and useful information regarding EAB identification; physical, financial and ecological impacts of infected ash trees on private property and what options are available in response.   Maywood and ROOTS  offer this program to provide essential information needed for all landowners who currently have or suspect they have any form of ash tree on property for which they are responsible.  What private landowners will learn will get their attention.  The program will provide useful and constructive information including sources for additional support in responding to the EAB infestation which will in the next several years result in the death of between 30 and 70 percent of the native ash trees in Sheboygan County. The greater percentage of these ash trees are on private land holdings in municipal and rural areas.

Presenters: David Kuckuk, Maywood Director; Tony Fessler, ROOTS Coordinator; Tim Bull, City of Sheboygan Forester; August Hoppe, Hoppe Tree Service Arborist; and

Denise Wittstock