Black Ash: Research and Cultural Practices in the Face of Emerald Ash Borer

Date and Time:

May 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

Black ash grows in wetlands throughout the Northeast and, like all ash species, is under threat from the invasive insect emerald ash borer. This tree also holds major cultural significance for the indigenous peoples of the northeast. Join a panel of researchers and practitioners from across our region discussing the importance of black ash, current research, and efforts to inventory stands and save seed from this important species.

You must register to participate. All registrants will receive a recording of the presentation.

Presenters include:

  • Kerry Wood, PT, DPT, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation; Traditional Abenaki Nôji Abaznodakad (Basket Maker)
  • Tyler Everett, Ph.D Student, Forest Adaptation Technical Assistant, United South and Eastern Tribes Inc.
  • Emily Francis, PhD student, University of Maine, School of Forest Resources
  • Les Benedict, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division Assistant Director and Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE) Black Ash Project Coordinator
  • John Daigle, PhD, Professor of Forest Recreation Management, University of Maine, Orono
  • Nathan Siegert, PhD Forest Entomologist at US Forest Service, Northeast Area State & Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection

Moderator: Allaire Diamond, Ecologist, Vermont Land Trust


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