Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Field Workshop

Sat, 03/20/2021
10:00am - 11:30am
Lee Town Forest
(Near the Public Safety Complex)
Lee, NH 03861

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an extremely destructive invasive insect that attacks ash trees. It was first found in New Hampshire in 2013 and is now well established in the southeastern part of the state. Join Strafford County Forester Rebecca DiGirolomo, UNH Forestry Professor Emeritus Don Quigley, NH Division of Forests and Lands, Forest Health Specialist, Bill Davidson, and Lee Conservation Commission member, Anne Tappan for an educational workshop focused on learning ash tree identification and signs of EAB damage. We will start out as a group for an update on the status of EAB in NH. We will then break off into smaller groups with our four instructors and hike a short distance into the town forest to identify and survey ash trees for EAB.

Snow date: 3/27/2021

This event is sponsored by the UNH Cooperative Extension, Town of Lee Conservation Commission, and NH Division of Forest and Lands.

Space: Limited to 20 participants, pre-registration required. Additional information on the location and where to park will be provided upon registration.

Special COVID-19 Safety Precautions: Program will be limited to 20 participants, with social-distancing and masks required. The entire program will be held outdoors. Participants will be required to complete a simple online health screening before leaving home. Additional information will be sent upon registration.

What to bring:  Face mask, warm clothing, water, snacks, and sturdy footwear. Binoculars and a hand lens are recommended but are not required. Due to COVID-19 protocols there will be no sharing of equipment, food or drink between participants.

Additional details:  Please dress appropriately as we will be outdoors and walking on and off trail in the woods.

Registration and Workshop Details: Email rebecca.digirolomo@unh.edu or call 603-749-2529 to register.