Emerald ash borer and other ash borers

Emerald ash borer appears likely to eliminate all of the ash trees in North America. In many Illinois towns and cities, 20-30 percent of all of the trees are ashes.

The beetle was first found in Illinois in 2006, in Kane and Cook counties in northeastern Illinois. Go to the Four Seasons Gardening Telenet Series program to learn how to recognize and combat the emerald ash borer.

Phil Nixon, Extension Entomologist with University of Illinois Extension, will present the latest information about emerald ash borer and show how to distinguish EAB from other borers that attack ash species.

This program will be Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., at The Rockford Center, 417 Ware Ave., Suite 102. There is a $5 fee for the program. This program uses the University of Illinois Extension “TeleNet” system. This “TeleNet” program will feature color power point slides accompanied by the live voice of the instructor as people from all over the state participate at once. You will have the chance to ask questions at the end of the program. If interested please call Winnebago County Extension Office at 815-986-4357 and reserve a seat and packet of information.

From the Feb. 14-20, 2007, issue

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