Emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive and invasive beetle that feeds on and kills all species of ash trees, has recently been detected in Bristol. EAB was first detected in North America in 2002 and is now present in 35 states and 5 Canadian provinces. In Vermont, in addition to Addison County, EAB is now confirmed in Orange, Washington, Caledonia, Grand Isle, Bennington, and Orleans Counties. Join local officials and representatives from the VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the VT Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets to learn about the insect and its impact in Vermont, what you can do to help slow the spread of EAB, and management options for landowners and homeowners.
This is a free event and no registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.
To learn more about EAB in Vermont, visit VTInvasives.org
Directly following this meeting will be a training on the Rural Roadside Ash Inventory Tool to support municipalities in assessing their roadside ash population. This training will be one-hour long and is intended for municipal staff, Tree Wardens, Conservation Commission and Tree Committee members, or others specifically engaged in municipal planning for emerald ash borer. Pre-registration is required and the training is limited to 15 participants. Click here to learn more or to register.