Emerald Ash Borer Awareness & Ash Tree Tagging Event

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Ash Tree Awareness Tag

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness & Ash Tree Tagging Event

Merrypring Nature Center, in partnership with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry will hold an Emerald Ash Borer awareness and Ash tree tagging event at Merryspring on Friday, April 24 beginning at 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a dangerous, invasive insect that has the potential to seriously impact Maine’s forests and timber industry. Already spotted in neighboring New Hampshire, this beetle is rapidly spreading throughout the United States. This program is designed to teach the general public of how to identify the EAB, how to recognize signs of infestation, how to report findings, and how to prevent its spread. After an indoor lecture, guests of this program will head out to the Merryspring grounds to identify, inspect, and tag Ash trees to raise awareness of the threat of the EAB.

This event is offered free to everyone as a public service. Families are encouraged to attend. Guests may want to bring a snack or bagged lunch. A portion of this program will take place outdoors, so guests are advised to wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

No sign up is necessary for this program. For more information please contact Merryspring at 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239, email info@merryspring.org or visit our website at www.merryspring.org.


Brett Willard
Program Manager
Merryspring Nature Center
Camden, ME
(207) 236 - 2239