Free Emerald Ash Borer Program in Algoma

On June 24, 9 am, the City of Algoma Tree Management Committee will host an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) program at Algoma City Hall with presenter Dan Traas.

EAB is an invasive, wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees by eating the tissues under the bark. This metallic green beetle that is native to East Asia was probably brought to the United States accidentally in the wood of shipping crates from China. EAB was first discovered in North America in 2002. Since then the beetle has spread to Canada and more than a dozen states, including Wisconsin. Millions of ash trees have already been killed. EAB finds have been confirmed in Door, Kewaunee and Brown counties.

Traas is a certified arborist with Ranger Services Inc., a degreed forester and college instructor with more than 30 years of experience in his field. This program is free and open to the public. Residents of other communities are welcome to attend. The program is funded in part by an urban forestry grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Forestry Program.

Algoma City Hall is located at 416 Fremont St. For more information call 920.487.8136.

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