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Did You Miss the Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness Workshop?

This past April, the Mass Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) partnered with the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to host an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Preparedness Workshop in Pittsfield, MA. The day-long event provided attendees with an update on the current status of EAB in our state as well as information on the management strategies and resources available to communities who need to prepare for its arrival. Representatives from across Massachusetts met with state and federal officials for a series of lectures followed by a moderated discussion. The afternoon field session gave participants a chance to get a first-hand-look at some of the damage caused by this pest, and to watch demonstrations of tree treatments and and trap hanging.

If you were unable to attend the forum or would simply like to check out all of the great resources provided that day, we have now made them available online! Detailed notes covering all of the day’s sessions, PowerPoints for each of the presentations, and digital versions of the resources provided are now available on our EAB page.

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