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The Emerald Ash Borer and What it Means For You

Emerald ash borer (EAB) was first found in New Hampshire in 2013 and has since been confirmed in more than 20 towns in four counties. This exotic insect is widely considered the most destructive forest pest in North America and has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in the eastern United States. Join Dode Gladders, UNH Cooperative Extension Forester in Sullivan County, and Morgan Dube, Entomologist with the NH Department of Agriculture, to learn what this means for you. Topics will include preparing for EAB's arrival in your town, how to identify infested trees, management options, and the ash quarantine.

Is Firewood Still a Vector of Invasives? A Case study of Firewood Movement Through the New Hampshire Speedway

This webinar from EAB University--a collaborative effort of the U.S. Forest Service, Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University--features New Hampshire State Entomologist Piera Siegert discussing the joint work with New Hampshire Motor Speedway and state agencies. The state has set up firewood inspection sites at the speedway in recent years to inform campers about firewood quarantines. Piera will also talk about the efforts to regulate ash products (particularly firewood) versus outreach to the public.