Monday, May 21, 2012

Tomorrow (5/22) Invasive Pests and Disease Webinar

Invasive Pests and Diseases in Illinois Woodlands

Join us for a Webinar on May 22
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Want to learn about the most serious pest and disease problems affecting Illinois woodlands?

This free one-hour program will cover two invasive species in detail and touch on other serious pests of concern - Asian longhorn beetle, thousand cankers disease, Chinese longhorn beetle, sudden oak death and bur oak blight.  All of these species pose a significant threat to Illinois' forests and urban areas. Basic identification and symptom information will be reviewed along with current range and State efforts at reducing species introduction and impact. New efforts for raising awareness across the State will be discussed.  An effort will be made to address threats of interest to the audience based on registration form questions.

The goal of this segment is to provide a refresher in ID and symptoms of potential threats and improve awareness of the critical programs which aim to help detect the presence of future invasive pests and diseases.

The presenter is Andi Dierich, Coordinator for the Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Program of the Morton's Arboretum, an internationally-recognized 1,700-acre institution with extensive educational programming for all ages, leading research on tree health and tree improvement, breeding and introduction hardy and disease-resistant trees and shrubs for distribution throughout the Midwest, and presenting nature-related activities year-round for people of all ages and interests.

This is the second of a two-part program on invasive plants and pests threatening Illinois forests.  The first hour dealing with the invasive plants is offered on Monday, May 21st.

Sponsors for this program are the Illinois Forestry Association, the River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area, and the Morton Arboretum.

Title: Invasive Pests and Diseases in Illinois Woodlands
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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