Saving your trees: Emerald Ash Borer Workshop Offered
Contact: Judy Hazen Connery, 207-288-8721
A tiny, shiny green beetle is wreaking havoc as it marches across America, attacking and killing every ash tree in its path. Emerald ash borer (EAB) beetles were introduced near Detroit, Michigan, in wooden packing materials, and since discovery in 2002 have spread over 2,000 miles—mostly by people carrying infested firewood. With EAB on our doorstep in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, and with many campgrounds in the area, is the mid-coast of Maine ground zero for the destructive beetle's next jump? What can we do to protect our many ash trees? And when it arrives, how will communities and landowners need to respond to protect public health, maintain utility infrastructure, and address other issues caused by dying ash trees?