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Emerald ash borer workshop slated

By Staff | Apr 3, 2014

FORT DODGE – Webster County Extension and Webster County Conservation will offer municipalities and residents a free workshop on the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect pest of ash trees.

With the EAB spreading westward in Iowa, informational meetings are being held to plan and prepare for its arrival in central iowa.

The workshop will be held twice on Monday.

The first will be at 2 p.m. at Kennedy Park, five miles north of Fort Dodge on Nelson Avenue. The second will be at 6 p.m. at the ISU Extension office at 217 S. 25th St., Fort Dodge.

Those attending will learn more about proper identification of the borer, treatment methods and tree replacement planning.

The 2 p.m. session will be geared toward to public and private tree trimmers, while the 6 p.m. session is geared for the general public.

However, both sessions are open to the general public.

Workshop speakers are Dr. Jesse Randall, an Iowa State University Extension forester; and Emma Hanigan, urban forestry coordinator for Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

No preregistration is required. For more information, call the office at (515) 576-2119.

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