Help Boston protect its trees from invasive insects

Emerald Ash Borer Photo credit: cityofchicago.org
Emerald Ash Borer
Photo credit: cityofchicago.org

Did you spend a lot of time collecting insects and studying them in your youth?  It this something you enjoy today?  Whether you have a have a special interest in bugs or would like to take simple steps to protect ash tress in our area, your help is needed. Evidence of the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that has wiped out tens of millions of trees in the midwest has been found in at least two Massachusetts towns.  The Boston Natural Areas Network is hosting a Boston’s Urban Forest panel discussion on February 27th .  Panelists will discuss how to identify the insect and what can be done to protect Boston’s ash trees.

There are a total of 85 ash trees in the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall; please help us protect them.

Invasive Insects – Emerald Ash Borer

Thursday, February 27
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Boston Natural Areas Network,
62 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Downtown Crossing

Panelists: Nathan Siegert, Forest Entomologist, US Forest Service Ken Gooch, Forest Health Program Supervisor, DCR Mollie Freilicher, Community Action Forester, DCR Greg Mosman, City Arborist, Boston Dave Lefcourt, City Arborist, Cambridge Eric Seaborn, National Grid, EAB Response Program. Panel discussion followed by 15 minute QandA. Registration appreciated, but not required. Call BNAN at 617-542-7696 or email info@bostonnatural.org

 

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