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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

February 4, 2020

Community Readiness for Emerald Ash Borer

Submitted by Cassie L Wandersee

Emerald ash borer was confirmed in Jackson County in November 2019 and Miami County in October 2019, presenting new challenges for communities and residents as they care for their community forest resources.

Join the Kansas Forest Service for two community seminars on how communities can prepare for the arrival of EAB.

February 11
Marais des Cygnes District K-State Research and Extension
104 S Brayman St., Paola, KS

February 12
Meadowlark Extension District K-State Research and Extension
114 W. 5th Street, Holton, KS

This seminar will focus on the identification of the emerald ash borer, details of the quarantine in Jackson County and how to prepare for EAB. An open forum for participant networking will follow the program.


There is no charge to attend this training, but registration is required. Register online for the Holton event at https://eab_holton.eventbrite.com and for Paola at https://eab_paola.eventbrite.com.


Communities can prepare for the arrival of EAB by managing resources and creating a response plan. Join us to learn from community forestry experts on how EAB will impact your community, public and private trees, resources and community budgets. We will also cover preparation strategies before EAB arrives in your community and what steps to take when detection does occur.


Mayors and Council Representatives
County Commissioners and Staff Arborists and Horticulturalists
City Foresters and Park Managers
Public Works Officials and Staff Landscape Architects
Grounds Maintenance Staff
Anyone interested in the health of community landscapes and plants


12:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 Identification and Biology
2:00 Quarantine 101: EAB Regulations to Know
2:30 Components of an EAB Preparedness Plan
3:00 Tree Anatomy and Chemical Options
3:30 Giving Trees a Second Chance
4:00 Open Forum and Questions
4:30 Adjourn


ISA: 3 hours C. Arborist, Municipal Spec. and BCMA - Management Commercial Applicator Credits:
2.5 hours in 2 - Forest Pest Control
2.5 Hours in 3A - Ornamental Pest Control 2.5 hours in 9B - Regulated Pest Control

For more information, contact Kim Bomberger, Kansas Forest Service, at 785-532-3315 or kbomberg@ksu.