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Cherokee County Extension Hosting an Emerald Ash Borer Meeting in Aurelia in Late March

March 03, 2021 7:34pm

The Cherokee County Extension Office will host an information meeting later this month regarding the recent discovery of Emerald Ash Borer in the county.

The meeting will be Tuesday, March 30th from 6 to 7:30pm at the Aurelia Community Center. The public meeting is for homeowners and other concerned citizens. The meeting is free, and no registration is required.

The Emerald Ash Borer discovery was made after workers in Aurelia noticed S-shaped tunneling under the bark of ash trees. EAB is a small beetle that kills all species of ash trees. The invasive insect has been found in over two-thirds of Iowa's counties, and continues to spread.

Meeting topics will include how to identify EAB, signs of an EAB infestation, EAB treatment options, ash tree ID and replacement options, and more.

For more information, contact the Cherokee County Extension Office.