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Emerald Ash Borer Field Workshop

Lee Town Forest
Lee, NH 03861
United States

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About the Event

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an extremely destructive invasive insect that attacks ash trees. It was first found in New Hampshire in 2013 and is now well established in the southeastern part of the state. Join Strafford County Forester Rebecca DiGirolomo, UNH Forestry Professor Emeritus Don Quigley, NH Division of Forests and Lands, Forest Health Specialist, Bill Davidson, and Lee Conservation Commission member, Anne Tappan for an educational workshop focused on learning ash tree identification and signs of EAB damage. We will start out as a group for an update on the status of EAB in NH. We will then break off into smaller groups with our four instructors and hike a short distance into the town forest to identify and survey ash trees for EAB.

Snow date: 3/27/2021

This event is sponsored by the UNH Cooperative Extension, Town of Lee Conservation Commission, and NH Division of Forest and Lands. Space: Limited to 20 participants, pre-registration required. Additional information on the location and where to park will be provided upon registration. Special COVID-19 Safety Precautions: Program will be limited to 20 participants, with social-distancing and masks required. The entire program will be held outdoors. Participants will be required to complete a simple online health screening before leaving home. Additional information will be sent upon registration.

What to bring

Face mask, warm clothing, water, snacks, and sturdy footwear. Binoculars and a hand lens are recommended but are not required. Due to COVID-19 protocols there will be no sharing of equipment, food or drink between participants. Please dress appropriately as we will be outdoors and walking on and off trail in the woods.


Contact Rebecca DiGirolomo at rebecca.digirolomo@unh.edu or 603-749-2529.

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