The ISU Howard County Extension and Outreach office and communities in Howard County will be offering a workshop on May 1 3, 2014 at the Featherlite Center in Cresco at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is open to anyone in our surrounding communities.
Forester and Invasive Species coordinator, Richard Kittelson of Northeast Iowa RC & D based in Postville will be presenting. Mr. Kittelson has done several community tree inventories, including Cresco. He will share his knowledge and expertise for the future outlook of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in our Northeastern area. Due to the movement of this insect,our agency and communities felt a meeting for public education was warranted. The EAB has the potential to kill all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
This meeting will cover topics such as EAB identification, infested ash tree
symptoms, future tree diversity plantings, and alternatives for homeowners and
landowners with ash trees.
Please take this opportunity to come and learn with us about EAB. Please call the Extension Office at 547-3001 to register for this program which is free to everyone.