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Emerald Ash Borer in Maine – Status and Forest Management Recommendations

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Cabela’s

100 Cabela's Blvd

Scarborough, ME 04074

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Join us for a comprehensive discussion on EAB. Topics will include background, biology & spread, impacts, determining extent of infestations, quarantines, as well as a review of management tools, forest management considerations, and ash dynamics in aftermath forests.

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a highly destructive, introduced pest of forest and ornamental ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). Since its initial detection in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002 it has spread rapidly. As of August 2018, it has been found in 35 states, and five Canadian provinces including Maine.

In May 2018, an established EAB infestation was detected in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. Subsequent surveys in Maine detected lightly-infested ash trees in Madawaska adjacent to the Frenchville town line. In early August EAB was found on purple traps in the town of Grand Isle, ME. In September 2018, EAB adults were recovered on two purple traps in York County, Maine. Ash trees infested with EAB may die within three to five years. Since its arrival in North America, EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in infested states and provinces, and has cost municipalities, property owners, nursery operators and forest products industries hundreds of millions of dollars.

Speakers will include Dr. Nathan W. Siegert, Forest Entomologist with the US Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry; nationally known for his work on EAB, from detection to forest management recommendations, Maine EAB expert, Colleen Teerling, Forest Entomologist with the Maine Forest Service, Gary Fish, State Horticulturist, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and Rachel Nyce, Acting Director, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Need Forester licensing credits?

This workshop has been assigned (pending final approval):

  • Forester -- approved for 3.0 category 1 CFE credits.
  • Pesticide applicator - approve for 3 credits.
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