Emerald ash borer has been found in the Pacific Northwest and it’s bad news for ash trees. This will have big impacts on forest owners in southwest Washington, where the native Oregon ash occurs more frequently. However, other ash species like green or white ash are also commonly found in landscapes, which means urban and suburban areas will also be affected throughout the state. It is only a matter of time until the beetle is found in Washington, so now is the time to prepare.
These free evening workshops will focus on properly identifying both the beetle itself and the early symptoms on trees. We’ll also discuss ways to improve early detection, management implications, and species options for replacing ash-dominant areas.
Where: Ridgefield, WA -
When: Wednesday, October 5, 4PM-6PM
Pre-registration required. More details are provided on the registration page.
Another workshop on October 6 in Olympia covers the same material.