Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) - Upcoming Sessions

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Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) was created to be able share programming on the EAB, and other invasive pests, virtually, before it was the in-thing! While you are receiving lots of information about programs and presentations being offered virtually in response to the stay-at-home order, we wanted to remind you of the sessions EABU has on tap in the next couple months. Additionally, the sessions that have been offered in the past have been recorded and can be viewed at your convenience. 


Invasive Forest Pest Q&A 

We’ll be answering YOUR invasive forest pest questions during this week’s EABU webinar! Join us to learn about ALB, EAB, gloomy scale, and more! Register now to watch live or later!


More details at http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php


CEU credits are offered but vary by webinar. Contact Elizabeth Barnes at barne175@purdue.edu for more details.


Can’t watch it live? No problem! All webinars are recorded and posted online after the talks. Register to be emailed the link when the video is posted! http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php


Spring 2020 Schedule


Invasive Forest Pest Q&A

April 8th at 11:00 AM ET

Register here: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o-lk97yrSV-VfFxg_9pSpQ

Have a question about invasive insects? We can help!  Send us your questions and we’ll answer them in this webinar. 


Forest Invaders to Watch for and How to Manage Them Part 1: Emerald Ash Borer, Thousand Cankers Disease, and Asian Longhorned Beetle

Cliff Sadof, and Elizabeth Barnes of Purdue University, Department of Entomology

April 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM ET

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PChqm8-dSUGEQLRGHOQbGg

Something chewing up your tree trunks? This webinar will cover the basics of identification and treatment of three major invasive woodborers: emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, and thousand cankers disease. It will also include instruction on the identification of the host plants of invasive species.


Forest Invaders to Watch for and How to Manage Them Part 2: Spotted Lanternfly, Gypsy Moth, and Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

Cliff Sadof, Elizabeth Barnes of Purdue University, Department of Entomology, and Carrie Tauscher of Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

April 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM ET

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FqC35hQET9K61WjNjGEtrw


What’s that on your tree?!? We’ll tell you about how to identify, treat, and where to find three invasive species to watch out for on the outside of your trees: spotted lanternfly, hemlock wooly adelgid, and gypsy moth. It will also include instruction on the identification of the host plants of invasive species.



Integrating Chemical and Biological Control of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A Resource Manager’s Guide

Albert E. Mayfield III, Scott M. Salom, Kenton Sumpter, Tom McAvoy, Noel F. Schneeberger, and Rusty Rhea

May 13th at 11:00 AM ET

Register here: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f5bOih52R6iRO31CXPjXVA



Missed one of our webinars? Watch recordings of the rest of the spring 2020 season!


Is this the end for American beech?

David Burke, Holden Forests and Gardens and Daniel Volk, Cleveland Metroparks


Feb. 26th at 11:00 AM ET

Recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekjMTM5UhTI&feature=youtu.be

American beech (Fagus grandifolia) is an important hardwood tree species in the northern United States and Canada. However, a new emerging threat to F. grandifolia has developed in northern Ohio that leads to decline, senescence and mortality of F. grandifolia leaves and has come to be called “beech leaf disease” (BLD). In this talk we’ll discuss what we know about the cause of BLD and some of the potential treatment options for landscape trees. We also discuss how we've used Tree Health Survey (a citizen science app) to track BLD symptoms and how Cleveland Metroparks has monitored individual and population-level decline over four years.


Long-term impacts and management of emerald ash borer

Kathleen Knight, US Forest Service

March 4th 11:00 AM ET

Recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaCWNiRZmAw

The results of 14 years of monitoring ash mortality and forest ecosystems in Ohio and Pennsylvania show how EAB has impacted these landscapes. Rare “lingering” ash trees have been identified and studied to understand long-term survival prospects for ash. Integrated pest management strategies, including breeding of ash trees with tolerance to EAB, show promise in management of EAB.