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Got Ash Trees? What You Need to Know: An Emerald Ash Borer Information Session

Release date: 2/16/2017

Learn about the Emerald Ash Borer and how it will affect your Ash trees at the next Ewing Green Team meeting.

EABposter.JPGMayor Bert Steinmann invites you to the Ewing Green Team’s February meeting to learn from the experts about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threat, how it will affect your property, options for managing your ash trees, and potential solutions.  NJ State Certified Tree Expert William Brash, former Director of the Mercer County Soil Conservation District and Bob Wells, NJ State Certified Tree Expert and expert arborist at the Morris Arboretum at U Penn will present. 
The EAB is an invasive Asian beetle that was accidentally imported into the US in 2002.  It was first discovered in Michigan and has since spread to over 25 states.  It has been found in Ewing Township.  (See the Rutgers EAB Rapid Ash Survey Report and Management Options, prepared for the Township of Ewing, Mercer County, NJ, By The Rapid Ash Survey Team (RAST) October 2015.)  As this invasive pest can easily spread to neighboring trees, all residents should check their ash trees for symptoms of infestation.
“The emerald ash borer will kill 99 percent of all ash trees within the next few years,” said Bill Brash, the NJ State Certified Tree Expert with whom the EGT has been working on the EAB threat to the municipal tree canopy. “Residents should identify ash trees on their property and monitor for signs of damage or decline such as unusual woodpecker activity or missing bark.”
This program is being provided by the Ewing EAB Partnership, a coalition composed of Ewing’s Green Team and Environmental Commission members and representatives from Mercer County, Rutgers University and PSE&G under the direction of NJ State Certified Tree Expert Bill Brash.  It is funded by a 2016 PSE&G grant, Partnering for the Restoration of the Community Forest: The 3P Plan, Partnerships-Plan-Planting to support development of partnerships to manage the spread and removals of trees infected with the Emerald Ash Borer on Ewing municipal lands.
Date: Wednesday, February, 22, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing – Community Room
Details:  Free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Additional Information: Contact the Ewing Green Team via email: ewinggreenteam@gmail.com

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Ewing, NJ 08628
 
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