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Posted on: February 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Do You Have an Ash Tree? Learn About Emerald Ash Borer at Free Workshops in February & March...

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture if offering free 1 hour workshops on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). You will see actual infested trees to know what to look for. Learn how to spot EAB in your yard just like the pros. Follow the link to learn more...

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) staff will be leading free EAB Field Workshops in Rochester, Saint Paul, and the Duluth area. These hour-long outdoor workshops will provide an opportunity to get a firsthand look at EAB-infested trees and will assist the community in becoming familiar with early detection. General EAB biology, distribution, management, regulation and treatment will also be covered. Workshops are provided free of charge through support from the US Forest Service.

The registration form is available at www.mda.state.mn.us/eab or by calling 651-201-6097. Maps and parking instructions will be provided by e-mail with registration confirmation. Below is a listing of all the workshop sessions available in St. Paul (other opportunities available in Rochester and Duluth):
  • Monday, February 27
    • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 28
    • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 1
    • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 2
    • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Friday, March 3
    • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dress for the weather as the workshops are held entirely outside; cancellations will only occur in the event of severe weather.  Bring a pair of binoculars to better see signs of infestation that can only be seen in the tree canopy.

For more information, contact Jennifer Burington with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at 651-201-6097 or jennifer.burington@state.mn.us. 
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