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Are My Trees OK or Not? Learn what to look for.
August 11 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The best protection for trees is YOU!
August is Check Your Trees Month.
Are my trees OK or Not?
Learn the signs of diseases and pests.
The press is filled with current articles about Sudden Oak Death (SOD), Buroak Blight (BOB) and invasive pests like the new spotted lanternfly, Asian longhorned beetle and other tree pest threats. You can learn the signs to watch for and how to identify, manage and report treats. This is a FREE community citizen scientist informational session with easily understood information. Participants will also receive the newly updated Management of Invasive Plants and Pests of Illinois guide.
Our presenter is Tricia Bethke, the Illinois forest pest outreach coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service. She has been quoted in recent Chicago Tribune articles on this subject. Tricia does statewide training of key stakeholders on invasive species, forest pest identification, regulations and quarantines and reporting protocols. Tricia also coordinates and instructs tree identification, pest detection, and tree health monitoring programs.
The session will be Sunday, 8/11, 2:00 – 3:00 at the Barrington Village Hall. Collaboratively sponsored by Citizens for Conservation and The Morton Arboretum.
Free event but reservations required. RSVP to email [email protected] or call 847-382-7283