Join the Ewing Environmental Commission next Tuesday evening, February 16th for an informational session on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threat to the health of our all our native ash trees. This pest, first found in Michigan in 2002 has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees. It reached New Jersey in 2014 and is already in Mercer County. Without natural predators to destroy this pest, our entire ash population is at risk.
Rutgers and the NJ State Forestry Services partnered in the summer of 2015 to conduct surveys in 43 selected municipalities in order to get an idea of how extensive the municipally controlled ash tree population is throughout our state and to alert all municipalities to the need to create community management plans. The financial and environmental are projected to be enormous. In response to this threat, Ewing has recognized the importance of creating a community management plan and working regionally.
So come learn more about the EAB threat and possible remedies from local area experts, people with specific knowledge of the threat, and how it might be addressed.
- Bill Brash, NJ Certified Forester (former Executive Director of the Mercer County Soil Conservation District) helped Plainsboro address the issue last summer..
- Dan Dobromilsky, Licensed Landscape Architect of West Windsor Township, who was key to their addressing the issue last summer.
- Scott Tapp, Bartlett Tree Experts, which has developed and applied plans to remediate against the threat in this area.
- Hasan Malik, Tree Authority LLC, a nursery owner who has been instrumental in the selection of trees to replace stricken Ashes.
We look forward to welcoming you to this informational meeting about the EAB threat in our area.
Date: Tues, Feb 16th
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Ewing Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 2 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing. (Council Chambers are i the upper level.)
Parking: Front and Rear of the building (rear is on the upper level).