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Can Cicadas Harm Plants and Trees?

Tom O'Dell, natural areas specialist at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens at the University of Michigan witnessed the periodical Cicada emergence 17 years ago and explains what damage may occur to plants and young trees as the insects emerge again.

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5/4/21
Chicago Region 2020 Tree Census

The Morton Arboretum has released the results of its 2020 Chicago region tree census. Findings include the loss of an estimated 6 million ash trees, felled by the emerald ash borer. Chicago's canopy cover decreased from 19% to 16%, largely because of...

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5/4/21
A Threat to Ecological Investments: Plant Pathogens in Landscape Restoration Projects

To repair ecological damage caused by construction, landscape managers typically apply restoration techniques - but what if these activities further damage the ecology? Invasive Phytophthora pathogens have been inadvertently introduced to...

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4/29/21
Pine health issues in the southeastern U.S.

Several biotic and abiotic stressors, including insects, pathogens, and weather, can impact pine growth in the Southeast. Dr. David Coyle (Clemson University) will provide a general overview of identification, impact, and management strategies for pine...

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4/16/21
Loblolly Pine Health in the Southeastern U.S.

Southern pine species such as loblolly, longleaf, shortleaf, and slash cover much of the 
southeastern U.S., and are a critical component of the region’s economy.  Loblolly pine is the 
most widely planted species in the southeastern...

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3/15/21
Fungi associated with galleries of the emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic forest pest that has killed millions of ash trees in the 
United States and Canada, resulting in an ecological disaster and billions of dollars in economic 
losses of urban landscape and forest...

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3/15/21
Bartlett Tree Experts Series: Sustainable Landscape Management

Greg reviews the key components to maintaining our stressed landscapes with tried and true Sustainable Landscape Management practices.

Speaker: Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture and Arboretum Curator, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and...

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12/15/20
Insect Pests in the Landscape

Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist, will discuss the frequently seen insect pests of trees & shrubs in the landscape during the 2020 growing season. This presentation will provide tips and tricks for diagnosing insects in the field as well...

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12/4/20
Becoming Sentinels Against Invasive Plants Workshop Materials

Prior to Workshop  - 

  1. Each registrant should read the attached Guidelines for Listing, Categorizing and Sharing Information on Plant Taxa Spreading from Cultivation at Public Gardens in North America (Guidelines).
     
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10/21/20
The Most Wanted List: Top 5 Insects We are Seeing and What's Looming in the Headlights

Available for Members only.

Bartlett Tree Experts Webinar Series: October

Come learn about the top five pests active right now and critters we are seeing from our many eyes in the field. Additionally, learn clues on potential uninvited...

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10/12/20
Lessons Learned: A New Kind of Rose Garden

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Since the Ontario Cosmetic Pesticide Ban of 2009, Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) had struggled to maintain its Rose Garden to world class standards. Ontario's 2017 sesquicentennial celebration afforded the perfect...

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10/12/20
Bartlett: Emerald Ash Borer Identification, Biology and Management

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) was first discovered in southeastern Michigan in 2002. Accidentally introduced on solid wood packing material from Asia, EAB has since spread to nearly all states within the native North American range of its...

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9/9/20
Asian longhorned beetle: A new invasive tree pest in South Carolina

The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, or ALB) is a threat to America's hardwood trees. With no current cure, early identification and eradication are critical to its control. Dr. David Coyle (Clemson University) and Mr. Joe Boggs (Ohio...

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8/20/20
Inventory and Design Opportunities for Pollinator Habitat on Working Lands

In this first webinar in a two-part series, planners will learn about inventory tools and whole farm conservation planning approaches to enhance pollinator and other wildlife habitat. Specifically, we will give an overview of key pollinator habitat...

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8/20/20
Integrated Chemical & Biological Control of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A Guide

Albert Mayfield, USDA Forest Service entomologist from the Southern Research Station, presents information on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid management using chemical and biological control.

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5/15/20
Exotic Invasive Forest Pests in the Age of COVID-19 and Q&A

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University entomologist, discusses everything from the parallels of insect infestations to COVID-19, to the latest information available on forest and wood pests in North America for this EAB University webinar presentation.

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4/20/20
Long-term Impacts & Management of Emerald Ash Borer

The results of 14 years of monitoring ash mortality and forest ecosystems in Ohio and Pennsylvania show how EAB has impacted these landscapes. Rare “lingering” ash trees have been identified and studied to understand long-term survival prospects for...

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4/20/20
Laurel wilt biology, monitoring, and management

Laurel wilt is caused by Raffaelea lauricola, a fungal pathogen transmitted by the ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus. Dr. Albert 'Bud' Mayfield will be giving a general overview of the introduction, range and impact of and possible management...

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4/20/20
A Call to Action for Ash Tree Conservation and Resistance Breeding

Ash tree species in North America are under mortal threat from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), now in 35 states and five Canadian provinces. There are ongoing efforts to conserve this native tree species by producing genetically diverse, resistant...

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3/30/20
Crapemyrtle bark scale: biology, monitoring, and management

Crapemyrtle bark scale is a relatively new invasive sucking insect pest, first officially reported on crape myrtles just north of Dallas, TX in 2004. Since then, crapemyrtle bark scale has spread to13 states throughout the southeastern U.S. and has...

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3/25/20

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