Nebraska Offering Emerald Ash Borer Seminars for Homeowners

Nebraska Offering Emerald Ash Borer Seminars for Homeowners

Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the Nebraska Forest Service are presenting three seminars about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) to provide homeowners with the information they need to make good decisions about the care of their ash trees.

Wednesday, July 27, 7-9 pm
Lancaster Extension Education Center in Lincoln

Thursday, August 18, 7–9 pm
Nebraska Extension in Saunders County

Saturday, August 27, 9-11 am
Lancaster Extension Education Center in Lincoln

Registration is required by calling 402-441-7180 three days prior to each seminar. The cost at the door is $15 per person/couple for one set of educational materials. Checks are payable to Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County.

Concern about this invasive insect and its impact on our community trees is high. Many homeowners have questions about their trees and potential treatment options available to them. All ash species — including the popular cultivars Autumn Purple, Marshall’s Seedless, Patmore, Skyline and Summit — will be at risk from this insect, along with all wild ash trees.

Learn how to identify ash trees. If you are unsure if a tree in your landscape is an ash, bring small branch samples or pictures for identification. Learn how to determine which of your trees are the best candidates for treatment. Many homeowners will decide to let some trees die, particularly low-vigor trees, those in poor locations or with existing problems. Finally, learn about the available treatment methods, their advantages and disadvantages and when they should be applied. Note: treatment is NOT recommended until EAB has been confirmed within 15 miles of your location.

Seminar presenters include Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator; Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Entomology Educator and Laurie Stepanek, Nebraska Forest Service – Forest Health Specialist.

Visit the Extension Office website for more details: