Seminar on EAB to be organized on August 27

A report published in Journal Star informed, "Early June brought the news Nebraska foresters and horticulturists have been anticipating for several years -- confirmation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) within the state. On June 8, Nebraska Department of Agriculture confirmed an EAB infestation in Pulaski Park, in southeastern Omaha. A second confirmation from Cass County came the following week."  Registration is required by calling (402) 441-7180 before Aug. 24. Cost is $15 per person/couple for one set of educ

Nebraska foresters and horticulturists had been expecting, since the early June, the emergence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) within the state. Nebraska Department of Agriculture substantiated, on June 8, the occurrence of an EAB invasion in southeastern Omaha. In the subsequent week, another incident of EAB infestation was corroborated from Cass County.

Therefore, a seminar will be organized by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the Nebraska Forest Service to give out information to homeowners on protection against EAB. The seminar will entail informing people regarding taking appropriate decisions over the safety of their ash trees. The seminar will take place at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road.

It will begin at 9 am and continue up till 11 am on Saturday. People wishing to attend the seminar will have to call up (402) 441-7180 for registration prior to Augusts 27. Furthermore, one set of educational materials will cost $15 per person or couple. The payment will have to be made at the door through checks that will be drawn in the name of Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County.

There are widespread apprehensions over this insidious insect and the affect it is likely to have on the community. Several homemakers are enveloped with queries regarding their trees and the possible alternatives for the treatment to combat EAB, which will pose threat to all the species of ash trees, inclusive of the popular cultivars Autumn Purple, Marshall’s Seedless, Patmore, Skyline and Summit, along with all the wild ash trees.

The seminar will entail information on the way to identify ash trees and in case of confusions to bring a sample branch or picture to get the tree indentified. Furthermore, the seminar will reveal the way a decision needs to be made as to which trees must be treated. Also, various treatment alternatives, along with their benefits and limitations will be explained.

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