Come 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, Bob Wells, NJ State Certified Tree Expert and expert arborist at the Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania.
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. The Emerald Ash borer has been found in Mercer County. 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 about the EAB threat to the Ewing 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 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 which funded development of partnerships to manage the spread and removals of trees infected with the Emerald Ash Borer on Ewing municipal lands.
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing
Details: Free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Additional Information: Contact EGT Co-Chair, Joanne Mullowney via email: firstname.lastname@example.org