Calling all arborists in Vermont!
Join us for this half day workshop to:
- learn about emerald ash borer (EAB) in Vermont,
- refresh your skills at identifying the signs and symptoms of the pest,
- and discuss management options.
Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program staff will be joined by Dr. Phillip Lewis, Program Leader of the Insecticide and Applied Technologies Section with USDA APHIS (see full bio below), to discuss and demonstrate available insecticide treatment options for EAB.
This workshop is intended for professional arborists practicing in Vermont, as well as Tree Wardens. There is no cost, but space is limited. ISA Certified Arborist and VT pesticide applicator credits will be available. REGISTER HERE.
This workshop is being offered by the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program in partnership with Vermont Technical College's Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems. To learn more about the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program's EAB management resources, visit go.uvm.edu/eab. For more information about this workshop, contact Elise.Schadler@uvm.edu.
Dr. Lewis is a research scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has been located at the Otis Laboratory on Cape Cod since 2002. As a project leader his work has focused on quantifying pesticides in plant tissues and on the development of chemical control methods of invasive, exotic insect pests of trees, including the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer and spotted lanternfly. Prior to working with the ‘dark side’ of the pesticide world, Dr. Lewis was in Texas researching and implementing the successful release of a biological control insect of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.). He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.