Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Workshop

Event date
Event Location
Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Program Length:  6:00 pm. – 8:30 pm.


The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is potentially the most devastating non-native pest to have ever arrived in North America. The beetle kills trees belonging to 12 genera and, if it escapes eradication, ALB would cause a catastrophic loss of trees. Early detection is essential to eradication success. Learn how you can help stop ALB!



FREE of charge!


Teaching Team:

Kimberly Dean, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Jonathon Shields, Ohio Department of Agriculture

Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension


And Others!



  1. 6:00 – 7:30 pm:  Teaching Presentations
  • Overview of ALB including the biology, behavior, identification features, and impacts.
  • Overview of the ALB eradication program in Ohio including updates on the current infestation status.
  • Regulatory requirements including reporting suspected infestations, regulated articles, and tree work in the regulated area (e.g. quarantine, handling of infested material, etc.).
  1. 7:30 – 8:00:  Time with Samples – participants can view and handle samples
  2. 8:00 – 8:30:  Open Questions