Emerald Ash Borer University

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All Webinars are now available below.

For more information:
Robin Usborne, Michigan State University,, 517-884-7051
Amy Stone, The Ohio State University,, 419-578-6783

Webinars organized by topics


Fall 2015 Webinar Series

Topic Upcoming Webinar Date Watch It
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Jill Johnson, Midwest Forestry Coordinator, USDA Forest Service
Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 2pm ET
Effects of EAB Treatment on Pollinators
Reed Johnson, Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11am ET
Manage EAB, or Manage the Forest?
Mark Abrahamson, Minn. Department of Agriculture
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11am ET
Walnut Twig Beetle & Thousand Cankers Update
Matt Ginzel, Purdue University
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11am ET
Biological Control of EAB: Putting it into Perspective
Roy van Driesche, University of Massachusetts
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11am ET
Fringe Tree EAB Infestation Update
Don Cipollini, Wright State University
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11am ET

Spring 2015 Webinar Series

Topic Upcoming Webinar Date Watch It
2015 EAB Toolkit Update and the Best of EAB University
Cliff Sadof, Purdue University
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11am ET
Developing EAB and Ash Management Plans for PA
Donald A. Eggen, Forest Health Manager, Pennsylvania DCNR, Bureau of Forestry
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11am ET
Invasive Species? We have an APP for THAT!!
Joe LaForest, IPM and Forest Health Coordinator, University of Georgia
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11am ET


History of EAB

Topic Original Webinar Date On Demand
EAB 101 – What Happened, and What's Happening Now
Amy Stone, Ohio State University Extension Educator & Robin Usborne, Communications Manager, Michigan State University

Additional information:
Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11am ET
EAB 101 for 2013
Amy Stone from the Ohio State University Extension, Annemarie Nagle from Purdue University, and Robin Usborne from Michigan State University
May 21, 2013
EAB 101: The History of EAB and Basic Information November 12, 2009


Municipal Management Series

Topic Original Webinar Date On Demand

This series of webinars are aimed at municipal decision-makers and their professional affiliates, such as city managers, attorneys, planners and elected officials, as they are confronted with the possibility – or reality – of emerald ash borer infesting their community’s ash trees. This information would also be of interest to professional associations that municipal employees turn to for advice and guidance.

Municipal Management Wrap Up
Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension
May 8, 2013
ABATe -- A Strategic Response to EAB
Brad Beaubien, AICP, Ball State University
November 15, 2012
Municipal EAB Management Series
Your EAB Management Options vs. the "Death Curve"

Jim Zwack, M.S., The Davey Institute

Additional information:
November 19, 2012
Municipal EAB Management Series
Topic Memo to City Managers

Chad Tinkel, Manager of Forestry, City of Fort Wayne, IN
November 29, 2012
EAB will Hit Your Budget...
Richard Hauer, UW -Stevens Point and Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

Additional information:
February 14, 2013
EAB Liability and Communications Issues
Margo Ely & Joe McElroy from the City of Naperville, IL
March 12, 2013
The Impact of Urban Trees
Geoffrey Donovan, PhD, research forester with the USDA Forest Service

Supplemental material:
March 26, 2013
Pros and Cons of Urban Mechanized Tree Removal
Don Peterson, president of Renewable Resource Solutions, LLC, in Crystal Falls, MI
April 10, 2013
EAB Tools and Tactics for Communities
Gary Johnson, Extension professor of forestry at the University of Minnesota
April 16, 2013


Other Invasive Forest Pests of Concern

Topic Original Webinar Date On Demand
Asian Longhorned Beetle: Update from Ohio
Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Cooperative Extension
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11am ET
Using Semiochemicals to Detect and Monitor Invasive Ambrosia Beetle in Hardwood Forests
Matt Ginzel, PhD, from Purdue University
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12pm ET
Invasions by Non-native Insect Pests and Arboriculture
Mike Raupp, University of Maryland

Additional information:
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11am ET
Overview of Invasive Forest Pests and Diseases in North America
Jodie Ellis, Purdue University

Additional information:
February 3, 2011
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Brad Onken, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, W. Va.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Information
March 10, 2011
Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Curtis Young, the Ohio State University

Additional information:
Cornell University VLB Citizen Science
Pest Tracker National Agricultural Pest Info. System
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project
April 21, 2011
Diagnosing Thousand Cankers Disease
Ned Tisserat, Colorado State University
Thousand Cankers Information
May 19, 2011


Research – EAB Control, Management & Ecological Impact

Topic Original Webinar Date On Demand
Emerald Ash Borer's Latest Victim: White Fringe Tree
Don Cipollini, Wright State University
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11am ET
EAB Management Mythbusters
Cliff Sadof, PhD, Purdue University Entomologist
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11am ET
2014 Emerald Ash Borer Research Update
Dan Herms, PhD, from The Ohio State University
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11am ET
EAB Biocontrol Progress and Possibilities
Juli Gould, USDA APHIS
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11am ET
2013 EAB Research Update
Dan Herms, PhD, professor and chairperson of the Dept. of Entomology at the Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
March 21, 2013
SL.owing M.ortality pilot project -- an update on the project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Deborah McCullough, Michigan State University forest entomologist
April 25, 2013
Impacts of EAB on Forests
Kathleen Knight, USDA Forest Service Research Ecologist in Delaware, OH

Additional information:
February 26, 2013
EAB Pesticides for Professionals
Deb MCullough, Michigan State University
March 24, 2011
Ecological Impacts of EAB
Kevin Rice and Wendy Klooster, Ohio State University/ OH Ag. Research and Dev. Center
EAB Invasion on Forests Factsheet
April 7, 2011
Pesticides and Biocontrol to Manage EAB December 3, 2009



Topic Upcoming Webinar Date Watch It
In Defense of Urban Forestry
Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forest Specialist, from Purdue University

Additional information:
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11am ET
Building an EAB Management Program From the Ground Up: Milwaukee's Perspective
Randy Krouse, City of Milwaukee
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11am ET
Fall is for EAB Planning
Cliff Sadof, Purdue University
September 11, 2012
Preparing for EAB in Community Urban Forests
Amy Stone, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Toledo, OH

Additional information:
April 14, 2011
Spring Tune Up on EAB
Cliff Sadof, Purdue University
May 24, 2012


Community Action

Topic Upcoming Webinar Date Watch It
The History of EAB in New York State and Community Responses
Mark Whitmore, PhD, Cornell University Forest Entomologist
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11am ET
Save Money and Ash Trees Through Organizing Neighborhoods: Theory and Case Studies
Adam Witte, Exotic Forest Pest Educator, from Purdue University
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11am ET

“Neighbors Against Bad Bugs” volunteer group
Jodie Ellis, Purdue University

Additional information:
1. All NABB material can be downloaded at:
All NABB material can be adapted for other States provided the Purdue logo is displayed somewhere on the revised item.

2. The Purdue Self-Study Program for Master Gardeners
If you are interested in adapting this module for your state’s program, contact Jodie Ellis at

3. To read the Emerald Ash Borer Management statement for the Coalition for Urban Ash Tree Conservation, visit:

May 12, 2011
EAB for Homeowners
Jodie Ellis, Purdue University
Resources for EAB for Homeowners webinar
February 24, 2011
2010 EAB Awareness Week: Ways to Get The Word Out April 8, 2010



Topic Upcoming Webinar Date Watch It
US Regulatory Measures to Control Invasives and Limit Introductions using the Case Study of ALB in Massachusetts
Clint McFarland, USDA APHIS Federal Project Manager, Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program-Massachusetts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11am ET
Regulatory Issues About EAB March 4, 2010


After EAB

Topic Original Webinar Date On Demand
Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infested by Invasive Species
Brian Brashaw, Director of the Wood Materials and Engineering Program at the Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth; and Robert Ross, Project Leader at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11am ET
What Happens After Ash Is Gone? Planning Diversity April 1, 2010
Utilization of Ash in the Wake of EAB February 4, 2010


Woodlot Management

Topic Original Webinar Date On Demand
Practical Woodlot Management Before, During and After EAB
Lenny Farley, Purdue University Extension Forestry Specialist
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11am ET
Economic Impact and Management of EAB in Woodlots, Classic Wood Utilization
Eric McConnell, The Ohio State University
Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11am ET
Woodland Management
Kathy Smith, the Ohio State University
January 6, 2011


Emerald Ash Borer University is a collaborative effort of:

U.S. Forest Service    Michigan State University    The Ohio State University    Purdue University