The Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) program provides constructive actions for each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, ranging from pre-invasion to when virtually all an area’s ash have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to recognize EAB’s signs and mitigate damage, how to manage ash, how to participate in MaMA’s citizen-science projects for ash conservation, and how resistance breeding offers hope for ash’s future. In the MaMA framework, it’s never too late or too early to take steps for ash conservation.
Part 1 (1:00-2:15): How to recognize the signs of EAB, considerations for treating or cutting ash, and why leaving some live ash standing is important for ash conservation. Also, an introduction to MaMA’s interactive Lower Hudson map prioritizing actions for each locality and to MaMA’s citizen-science projects helping detect healthy trees for potential use in resistance breeding.
Part 2 (2:30-4:30, optional): Hands-on training in MaMA’s citizen-science projects.
Continuing education units: DEC Pesticide Applicator (3 Forest; 3 Ornamental & Turf); NYS Nursery and Landscape Association (3.5 CNLP), International Society of Arboriculture (1.25 Arborist; 1.25 BCMA Practice), and Cornell Cooperative Extension (3 Master Naturalist). Earning these credits requires attending both Parts 1 and 2.
For questions about the content of the workshop, email [email protected] or call the Ecological Research Institute’s MaMA program at (845) 419-5229.
Workshop funded by the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management and presented by the Ecological Research Institute in cooperation with Teatown Lake Reservation.
Program requires pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.