Jefferson County: Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness Workshop

  • 02/12/2013
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Veteran's Park, Mt. Vernon, IL

Many communities in the Midwest have already experienced the destruction caused by the tiny emerald ash borer beetle. Most do not have the funds to pay for the mass quantities of dead trees it leaves behind. When anticipating the beetle’s arrival in your town, a little bit of planning goes a long way. This workshop will provide you with unique perspectives, case studies from actual communities, and resources needed to engage your community!

Workshop cost is $15 and includes:

  • Lunch along with hands-on activities and additional take-home resources!
  • Community Stories: Lessons learned from communities that have experienced EAB. Presented by staff from the Morton Arboretum.
  • Stakeholder Panel: The threat and management options through the eyes of city agencies.
  • Representatives from Carbondale, Centralia, O’Fallon, Salem, and more...
  • Increasing Community and Council Engagement: How to increase awareness and funding for within your community, presented by various city administrators, trustees, city foresters, and non-profits
  • Latest Research: Management options, insecticide research, and more. Presented by Fredric Miller of the Morton Arboretum
  • Applicable Resources for Any Size Community

Registration Deadline: February 4, 2013

To register, contact the SIU Forestry Dept. at 618-453-2517 or

CEU's available, ask when registering.

Veteran's Park is located at 800 South 27th Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois.

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