Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Forest Health and Protection Workshops offered

The Morton Arboretum and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are offering forest health workshops:

The 2012 Forest Health Workshops are designed for IDNR District Foresters, forest landowners, Walnut Council Association, Commercial Arborists, City Foresters, and green professionals.

These workshops will cover:
- Field diagnostics
- Insect and disease lifecycles
- Non chemical & chemical management practices
- Insect and disease updates (Thousand cankers of black walnut, bur oak blight, bacterial leaf scorch, oak wilt, Dutch elm disease, Phytophthora ramorum)
- IL DNR Forest Health and Protection program
- Community trees (Asian longhorned beetle survey, municipal EAB management and Home Owner Association landscape management guides)
- EAB Management Survey Results

There will be classroom presentations, but most of the workshop will be spent outdoors. The workshop itineraries will be made available soon.

Note: Registration fee will include refreshments, lunch, and workshop supplies

CEU Information: approximately 5 CEUs will be available for ISA Certified Arborists.

Thursday, Aug 30; 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Fee: $50 after August 15. Limit 50. The Morton Arboretum, Sycamore Room, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL

Thursday, Sept 6; 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Early-bird: $20 if registered by August 23. Regular: $35 after August 23. Limit 50. Jackson County Extension Services 402 Ava Road, Murphysboro, IL

Wednesday, Sept 19; 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Early-bird: $20 if registered by Sept 4. Regular: $35 after Sept 4. Limit 50. IL Dept of Ag G.O. Conference Room, IL State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

The promotion flier can be found HERE.


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