Part 1: 1:00pm to 2:15pm; Part 2 (optional): 2:30-4:30pm
The Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) program (see www.MonitoringAsh.org) provides constructive actions to be taken at each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, including pre-invasion as well as the final stage, when virtually all the ash in an area have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this free workshop, participants will learn how to recognize EAB’s signs and mitigate damage, how to manage ash, how to participate in MaMA’s citizen-science projects for ash conservation, and how resistance breeding offers hope for ash’s future. In the MaMA framework, it is never too late or too early to take steps for ash conservation.
Part 1 (1:00-2:15): How to recognize the signs of EAB, considerations for treating or cutting ash, and why leaving some live ash standing is important for ash conservation. Also, an introduction to MaMA’s interactive Lower Hudson map prioritizing actions for each locality and to MaMA’s citizen-science projects helping detect healthy trees for potential use in resistance breeding.
Part 2 (2:30-4:30, optional): Hands-on training in MaMA’s citizen-science projects.
Continuing education units: DEC Pesticide Applicator (3 Forest; 3 Ornamental & Turf); NYS Nursery and Landscape Association (3.5 CNLP), International Society of Arboriculture (1.25 Arborist; 1.25 BCMA Practice), and Cornell Cooperative Extension (3 Master Naturalist). Earning these credits requires attending both Parts 1 and 2.
Advance registration required; to register, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/monitoring-and-managing-ash-mama-workshop-registrat...
Questions? Email outreach@MonitoringAsh.org or call ERI’s MaMA program at (845) 419-5229