Hotline: 816.833.TREE (8733)

Emerald Ash Borer is Here

Gardeners, often a knowledge source for neighbors and friends, can gain full insight into the emerald ash borer insect which arrived from Asia in the mid-1990’s.  Identification, treatment, research on the horizon, and advice on hiring professionals are some of the areas covered.

Additional Information

This is a more in depth class for gardeners covering signs and symptoms of emerald ash borer in contrast to native borers and climate stress on these trees.  Discussion on what trees are worth treating and which are best removed/re-planted.  Homeowner treatments/precautions are covered as well as the various professional treatment options.  How to choose a professional as well as advising neighbors how to avoid engaging less than professional tree services.  Tools to keep abreast of the latest developments in treatment and research will be shared. 

This class is 45-60 minutes.

Speaker Information

Chris Veach

Chris Veach has been an Extension Master Gardener (EMG) since 2001.  She is a nature lover with many passions including the planting and proper care of trees, destructive tree pests, beneficial insects, protecting pollinators, strip composting/lasagna gardening, butterflies and birds.  She loves sharing her knowledge with the community in the Speakers Bureau and answering questions on the EMG Hotline.

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University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program