November 28, 2018
Emerald Ash Borer
Strategies for Conserving Ash in the Urban Forest
TREE Fund FREE Webinar
Learn about the research that provides the scientific basis for emerald ash borer (EAB) management and conservation of ash in urban environments. Dr. Herms will walk you through the results of multiyear insecticide trials with soil applied, trunk injected, and bark applied systemic insecticides which show that protection of even very large caliper ash trees is a viable option to consider as part of an integrated management program for EAB. See how the EAB Cost Calculator and tree inventories can be used to integrate treatments with removal schedules to develop proactive, strategic management programs for ash and the EAB “death curve” in the urban forest. If you are a municipal forester, city manager, arborist, consulting arborist, researcher, extension specialist, landscape manager, property owner, or land manager, you don’t want to miss this program!
Dan Herms is Vice President of Research and Development for The Davey Tree Expert Company. Prior to joining Davey, Herms was a professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University (OSU) from 1997-2017. He received his B.S. in Landscape Horticulture from OSU in 1982, his M.S. in both Horticulture and Entomology, also from OSU in 1984, and a PhD from Michigan State University in Forest Entomology in 1991. His research and outreach programs have focused on the ecology and management of insect pests of trees in forests, urban forests, and ornamental landscapes.
The TREE Fund is grateful to Utah State University Forestry Extension for hosting this program.More Info