From the Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month blog:
Emerald Ash Borer Community Preparedness Workshops in Southern Illinois.
Recent discoveries of Emerald Ash Borer in Perry and Williamson counties underscore the need for communities to be proactive against Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
The University of Illinois Extension is offering the following programs for local officials, municipalities, park districts, arborists, and others impacted by the recent Emerald Ash Borer findings. The programs will be held at the following locations:
Thursday, November 13Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center8588 Rte 148 Marion, IL 62959From 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 13Perry County Government Building Conference Room3764 State Rte 13/127 Pinckneyville, IL 62274From: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 14Shawnee National Forest50 Highway 145 South Harrisburg, IL 62946From 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Workshop participants will learn about emerald ash borer, why it is a threat to our natural forests and urban trees, regulatory implications of the recent discoveries, and how to create a community action plan to manage ash trees on city-owned and private property. This workshop will discuss how to take inventory of all ash trees within a community in order to develop budget needs should large-scale ash tree removal become necessary.