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The Emerald ash borer: strategies for conserving ash in the urban forest

Utah State University presents their Learn at Lunch Webinar Series:

In cooperation with the TREE Fund, USU Forestry Extension presents the November Learn at Lunch Webinar. This presentation will review research that provides scientific basis for EAB management and conservation of ash in urban environments. Results of multiyear insecticide trials with soil applied, trunk injected, and bark applied systemic insecticides show that protection of even very large caliper ash trees is a viable option to consider as part of an integrated management program for EAB. The EAB Cost Calculator and tree inventories can be used to integrate treatments with removal schedules to develop proactive, strategic management programs for ash and the EAB “death curve” in the urban forest.

Dan Herms is Vice President of Research and Development for The Davey Tree Expert Company. Prior to joining Davey, Herms was a professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University from 1997-2017. He received his B.S. in Landscape Horticulture from Ohio State University in 1982, his M.S. in both Horticulture and Entomology, also from Ohio State University in 1984, and a PhD from Michigan State University in Forest Entomology in 1991. His research and outreach programs have focused on the ecology and management of insect pests of trees in forests, urban forests, and ornamental landscapes.

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