Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a destructive and invasive forest pest that feeds on and eventually kills all species of ash trees. EAB is now confirmed in Orange, Washington, Caledonia, Grand Isle, and Bennington Counties and communities statewide are encouraged to prepare for the impacts of the pest. This training, led by staff from the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, is intended to teach participants about EAB, introduce planning and management strategies, and to give an overview of the resources available to help towns assess risk and establish a plan.
This training is intended for municipal staff; Selectboard members; Conservation Commission, Planning Commission, and Tree Committee members; Tree Wardens;Tree Forest Pest First Detectors; and anyone else who may be engaged in planning for EAB at the local level in central Vermont communities.
Location is TBD but will be held within the region covered by the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission.
Registration will be required and will open in mid-February.
This training is being offered through a coordinated effort by the following organizations: the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program - a partnership between Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and UVM Extension - and the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission.
Questions? Contact Elise Schadler, Technical Assistance Coordinator with the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program