For the Tree-Killing Emerald Ash Borer - The anticipated death of nearly 25 million ash trees, mostly in northern New Jersey, will be the topic of discussion. Joseph Dunn, Manager of the Morris County Soil Conservation District for the past 30 years is both a NJ Certified Tree Expert and NJ Approved Forester.
He will be discussing the origins of this insect, its life cycle and the current spread of the infestation both in the USA and New Jersey.
Joseph Dunn, Manager of the Morris County Soil Conservation District for the past 30 years is both a NJ Certified Tree Expert and NJ Approved Forester. He will be discussing the origins of this insect, its life cycle and the current spread of the infestation both in the USA and New Jersey.
“The impending loss of 25 million NJ trees is not something a forester would find humor in but the news is so bad and the scope of the problem so large, I hoping we all can just shake our heads, laugh at the initial news, then get to work on addressing the health, safety, & environmental concerns raised by such a loss to our landscape.” While not all is lost, after going through a series of keep or remove decisions an individual tree can be saved through the proper and prolonged application of chemical controls.
The insect involved is Emerald Ash Borer [EAB] and has been cited in counties adjoining Morris County. EAB has been devastating landscapes and public works budgets throughout the Mid-West. While Morris County officials have been apprised and have begun their planning in advance of this infestation, the same may not be true for the residents of Morris County and that is the goal of this and future forums.
A quick glance of the blogs around Ohio and you quickly view a pattern of local residences with numerous dead trees on their properties with little resources to remove one, two or three dozen hazard trees near their home.
The Morris County Soil Conservation District is a public, locally governed, non-profit institution, specifically created to assist landowners in protecting their natural resources. In 2018, the Morris County Soil Conservation District will be celebrating 80 years of providing these services to Morris County. "For more information, contact:" Joseph P. Dunn, Manager 973-285-2953
Time / Location: Monday, May 22nd at 7PM at the Roxbury Recreation Meeting Room at 72 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna.
CONTACT: Joseph P. Dunn Certified Tree Expert & NJ Approved Forester Morris County Soil Conservation District, PO Box 0900, Morristown, NJ 07825 Mobile Phone: 973-868-5796 Email: jdunn@MCSCD.org Website: www.MCSCD.org
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