Forest Pest First Detector Training

Date and Time:

May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm


Grand Isle Fire Station, 17 Hyde Road, Grand Isle, VT 05458

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Concerned about the health of Vermont’s trees and forests?

Then we need YOUR help!

Emerald ash borer was detected for the first time in Vermont in 2018. Early detection of invasive pests mitigates the economic and ecological impact to forests. Learn what you can do to slow the spread of emerald ash borer and other invasive pests!

A FREE training will be held on Saturday, May 18th at the Grand Isle Fire Station, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  (There will be an optional tree identification walk at 3:00 pm).

We are training concerned citizens to:

  1. Learn about the current status of emerald ash borer and other pests (the Asian longhorned beetle, hemlock wooly adelgid and oak wilt) in Vermont
  2. Identify signs and symptoms
  3. Prepare their communities for a response (emerald ash borer will eventually kill 99% of Vermont’s ash trees)


This is a free training.  Because of space limitations participants must register by May 10th.

Register here

This workshop will be held indoors, with an optional outdoor tree identification walk at 3:00 pm

Questions? contact Ginger Nickerson at or 802-476-2003

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ginger Nickerson at 802-476-2003, by April 29th, 2019 so we may assist you.

YOU can help protect Vermont's forests! For more information, visit Forest Pest First Detector Program