Emerald Ash Borer Workshop

Emerald Ash Borer Workshop

Dr. Fredric Miller

In 2002, an invasive exotic beetle from Asia was recognized in the United States as a major concern for our native ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus Planipennis Fairmaire) has wreaked havoc on millions of ash trees throughout the Midwest. We can see examples of this damage throughout Illinois. Join us on a tour of a private woodland to see examples of EAB damage, learn how to recognize the signs of EAB, and discuss how to move forward if you see signs of EAB on your property. 

Presenter: Dr. Fredric Miller

Dr. Fredric Miller is a professor of horticulture in the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture Sciences at Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois, and a Senior Scientist – Entomology at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois. Dr. Miller currently serves as the IDNR forest health specialist and is a Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA). His research efforts at The Morton Arboretum primarily focus on host plant resistance of ornamental woody plants for major economic insect pests, biological control of the emerald ash borer (EAB), and ash regeneration, and EAB population dynamics. He is actively involved with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and the Illinois chapter (IAA).

**ISA CEU's will be available. A signup sheet will be available to fill out at the event. 

For more information, contact Taryn Bieri at tbieri@illinois.edu

If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Taryn Bieri at tbieri@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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