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Purdue Extension to Discuss Emerald Ash Borer

Purdue Extension is engaging in an effort to educate Indiana residents about the Emerald Ash Borer.

Purdue Extension Bartholomew County's Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Kris Medic, says the invasive insect has not yet been found in Bartholomew County. However, it is present in three adjacent counties. The pest is expected to kill all unprotected ash trees. While information on damage control has been available for many years through Purdue University and Indiana DNR sources, Medic says action by individuals and communities will soon be needed.

Medic has scheduled an information session for Thursday. The session is to better educate local residents, as well as offer the best practices tactics for homeowners, neighborhood associations and small communities to deal with the insect.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Bartholomew County Public Library. Medic says property owners, representatives of homeowner associations, as well as officials from townships and municipalities, are invited to attend.

Space is limited, so attendees are asked to call Purdue Extension Office in Bartholomew County at 379-1665 to register. You should try to register before 4 p.m. Thursday.

Medic adds that interested associations who are unable to Thursday's meeting are welcome to contact Purdue Extension to schedule an alternate meeting.

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014 5:30:53 PM

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