Black Hawk County Master Gardeners seek opportunities to speak to civic groups, city councils, churches, community organizations, neighborhood coalitions, schools, etc. on the Emerald Ash Borer. The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small beetle that kills all species of ash trees, including green, white, black and blue and has been found in Iowa, including Black Hawk County, and has the potential to spread across the state.
Master Gardeners, known as the Emerald Ash Borer team, can address issues such as ash tree identification, signs of EAB infestation, treatment options, tree replacement and municipal requirements. The group’s goal is to serve as an educational resource to the community.
To schedule a speaker, contact the Black Hawk County Extension office at 319.234.6811.
For additional information, logon to: www.extension.iastate.edu/blackhawk/.
For more information on the emerald ash borer, logon to: www.extension.iastate.edu/pme/emeraldashborer.html.