Urban Tree Conference: Invasive Tree Pests of the Midwest

Trees are a valuable asset to nature, but their value is often overlooked in urban settings. The six-day, 18 session virtual Urban Tree Conference for industry professionals and avid gardeners will cover all aspects of urban tree planning, implementation and management. 

Invasive species cause billions of dollars of damage every year in the United States and can wreak havoc on landscapes and natural areas. In this presentation, Horticulture Educator Ken Johnson will discuss some of the invasive insects in Illinois and the Midwest-Emerald Ash Borer, Japanese beetle, gypsy moth, spotted lanternfly, Asian long-horned beetle -as well as some to be on the lookout for

Registration opens November 13, 2020. 

Cost: $10 per day, $50 for the entire program. Fee waivers are available. Email Kelly Allsup at kallsup@illinois.edu.

CEUs Available: The Illinois Arborist Association has approved this workshop to fulfill mandatory Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kelly Allsup at kallsup@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

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10:05-11:05 AM
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