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Fall 2019 Webinar Series

Fall 2019 Webinar Series
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Putting Ash Wood to Good Use - Lessons from the Urban Wood Network
Don Peterson, executive director of the Urban Wood Network
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
@ 11 a.m. EST
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The Urban Wood Network is a regional urban wood organization dedicated to building urban wood organizations and businesses. Don will discuss how networking together benefits local urban wood economies for cities, towns and their residents and business owners. He will present municipal models used by Urban Wood Network members that have allowed them to reduce costs associated with disposal of EAB-affected ash trees through increased wood utilization. These models demonstrate more than just saving trees from a waste stream, they also bolster local industries.
Update on Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol
Juli Gould, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
@ 11 a.m. EST
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Life After Shipment: Sudden Oak Death and the Nursery Industry
Janna Beckerman, Purdue University
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
@ 11 a.m. EST
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In 2019 Phytophthora ramorum-infested plants were found in plant nurseries in Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Washington. This talk focuses on the diagnosis and etiology of Phytophthora ramorum, and provides tactics for the management and mitigation of Phytophthora species in the landscape.
The Unusual Case of Minnesota and EAB
Val Cervenka, MN DNR; Brian Palik, USDA Forest Service, N. Research Station, Grand Rapids, MN; Paul Dubuque, MN DNR
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
@ 11 a.m. EST
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Minnesota has more ash trees than any other state in the country with more than 1.2 billion ash trees and more than 1 million acres of black ash. These forests present unique management challenges due to high water tables, remote access and frozen soil requirements for timber operation. New research conducted by the USFS and the University of Minnesota on ecological impacts of different harvesting methods has stimulated a reevaluation of black ash forest management. A review of black ash native plant communities, harvest levels, silviculture practices and case studies will be presented.

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The Urban Wood Network's mission is to inform, collaborate, and connect to build business and consumer confidence in the urban wood industry.

It strives to:

  • Build regional and national awareness of the urban wood market by bringing together urban wood efforts in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin and beyond, providing leadership and sharing information.
  • Strengthen the urban wood supply chain within the four states with the goal of increasing the amount of urban wood that can be reclaimed, processed, and sold.
  • Build a common understanding, language, commitment, and eventually, brand for the urban wood marketplace.

The Urban Wood Network webinars are scheduled to begin in 2020. To check out the webinar topics, and for more information, go to:

The Urban Wood Network webinars

Archived Webinars

History of EAB
Topic Original Webinar Date Link

National Perspective on EAB

Joe Beckwith, USDA APHIS

12/13/16

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2015 EAB Toolkit Update and the Best of EAB University

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

3/12/15

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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:

5/19/14

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EAB 101 for 2013

Amy Stone from the Ohio State University Extension, Annemarie Nagle from Purdue University, and Robin Usborne from Michigan State University

5/21/13

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EAB 101: The History of EAB and Basic Information

11/12/09

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Municipal Management Series

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.
Topic Original Webinar Date Link

Developing a Municipal Strategy for Managing EAB

Josh Behounek, Coordinator of Urban Forestry Services with Davey Tree Co., Columbia, MO

12/6/16

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Municipal Management Wrap Up

Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension

5/8/13

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EAB Tools and Tactics for Communities

Gary Johnson, Extension professor of forestry at the University of Minnesota

4/16/13

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Pros and Cons of Urban Mechanized Tree Removal

Don Peterson, president of Renewable Resource Solutions, LLC, in Crystal Falls, MI

4/10/13

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The Impact of Urban Trees

Geoffrey Donovan, PhD, research forester with the USDA Forest Service

Supplemental material:

3/26/13

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EAB Liability and Communications Issues

Margo Ely & Joe McElroy from the City of Naperville, IL

3/12/13

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EAB will Hit Your Budget...

Richard Hauer, UW -Stevens Point and Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

Additional information:

2/14/13

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Municipal EAB Management Series Topic Memo to City Managers

Chad Tinkel, Manager of Forestry, City of Fort Wayne, IN

11/29/12

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Municipal EAB Management Series Your EAB Management Options vs. the "Death Curve"

Jim Zwack, M.S., The Davey Institute

Additional information:

11/19/12

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ABATe -- A Strategic Response to EAB

Brad Beaubien, AICP, Ball State University

11/15/12

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Other Invasive Forest Pests of Concern
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Replanting After a Crisis: Worcester’s Recovery from Asian Longhorned Beetle

Ruth Seward, Worcester Tree Initiative

3/5/19

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Update on Ticks: Diseases and Prevention

Tim McDermott, Extension Educator, Franklin County, OH

2/12/19

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Gypsy moth: past, present, future

David Adkins, Ohio Dept. of Ag.

9/27/18

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The State of Spotted Lanternfly

Heather Leach, Penn State University

9/13/18

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Biocontrol Efforts

Mark Whitmore, Cornell University, Forest Entomologist

3/8/18

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Recognizing and Reporting Exotic Forest Insects

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University, Entomologist

3/1/18

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Thousand Cankers Disease: Threatening the Nation’s Walnut Trees

Matthew Ginzel, Purdue University

10/19/17

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Biology, Ecology and Management of Ambrosia Beetle Vectors and their Diseases

Chris Ranger, USDA ARS Horticultural Insects Research Lab, Wooster, OH

3/7/17

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Michigan

John Bedford, Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development

3/2/17

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How Tree Choice Can Cause the Next Invasive Species Disaste

John Ball, South Dakota State University

11/15/16

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Beech Bark Disease: Efforts to look for and cultivate Host Plant Resistance

Jennifer Koch and Paul Berrang, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

1/28/16

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Walnut Twig Beetle & Thousand Cankers Update

Matt Ginzel, Purdue University

10/29/15

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Invasive Species? We have an APP for THAT!!

Joe LaForest, IPM and Forest Health Coordinator, University of Georgia

4/9/15

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Asian Longhorned Beetle: Update from Ohio

Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Cooperative Extension

2/19/15

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Using Semiochemicals to Detect and Monitor Invasive Ambrosia Beetle in Hardwood Forests

Matt Ginzel, PhD, from Purdue University

4/24/14

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Invasions by Non-native Insect Pests and Arboriculture

Mike Raupp, University of Maryland

Additional information:

9/26/13

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Diagnosing Thousand Cankers Disease

Ned Tisserat, Colorado State University

Additional information:

5/19/11

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Viburnum Leaf Beetle

Curtis Young, the Ohio State University

Additional information:

4/21/11

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Brad Onken, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, W. Va.

Additional information:

3/10/11

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Overview of Invasive Forest Pests and Diseases in North America

Jodie Ellis, Purdue University

Additional information:

2/3/11

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Research related webinars
Topic Original Webinar Date Link

Emerald Ash Borer: Perspective from a Recently Infested State

Nate Siegert, US Forest Service

4/16/19

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Update on Practical Emerald Ash Borer Management

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

2/5/19

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Lingering Ash: EAB resistant ash trees?

Jennifer Koch, USFS

10/25/18

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Determining Impacts on Wildlife From Emerald Ash Borer Infestations of Black Ash Forests

Alexis Grinde, PhD, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Wildlife Biologist

3/15/18

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EAB Management and Pollinator Safety

Reed Johnson, Ohio State University

10/5/17

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Chemical Control for EAB: What Works, What Doesn't Work, and Why

Cliff Sadof, Dept. of Entomology, Purdue University

Additional information:

2/21/17

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Emerald ash borer biology, ecology, management, and implications for natural and urban forest areas in the Southeast

Dr. Dan Herms, Professor and Chariperson, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University From Sothern Regional Extension Forestry

4/20/16

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Is Firewood Still a Vector of Invasives? A Case study of Firewood Movement Through the New Hampshire Speedway

Piera Siegert, State Entomologist, New Hampshire Division of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture

4/14/16

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Fringe Tree EAB Infestation Update

Don Cipollini, Wright State University

12/3/15

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Biological Control of EAB: Putting it into Perspective

Roy van Driesche, University of Massachusetts

11/12/15

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Manage EAB, or Manage the Forest?

Mark Abrahamson, Minn. Department of Agriculture

10/15/15

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Effects of EAB Treatment on Pollinators

Reed Johnson, Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center

10/1/15

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Emerald Ash Borer's Latest Victim: White Fringe Tree

Don Cipollini, Wright State University

2/26/15

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EAB Management Mythbusters

Cliff Sadof, PhD, Purdue University Entomologist

10/23/14

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2014 Emerald Ash Borer Research Update

Dan Herms, PhD, from The Ohio State University

3/20/14

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EAB Biocontrol Progress and Possibilities

Juli Gould, USDA APHIS

10/10/13

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SL.owing A.sh M.ortality pilot project -- an update on the project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Deborah McCullough, Michigan State University forest entomologist

4/25/13

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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

3/21/13

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Impacts of EAB on Forests

Kathleen Knight, USDA Forest Service Research Ecologist in Delaware, OH

Additional information:

2/26/13

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EAB Pesticides for Professionals

Deb MCullough, Michigan State University

3/24/11

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Ecological Impacts of EAB

Kevin Rice and Wendy Klooster, Ohio State University/ OH Ag. Research and Dev. Center

Additional information:

4/7/11

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Pesticides and Biocontrol to Manage EAB

12/3/09

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Planning
Topic Original Webinar Date Link

Planning and Timing are Critical for Saving Your Urban Ash Forest From EAB

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University, Entomologist

3/28/18

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EAB for Homeowners: Basic Biology and Why You Need to Plan

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

9/21/17

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Utilizing Community Street Tree Surveys in an Early Detection Rapid Response Program

Tivon Feeley, Forest Health Program Leader, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources

3/14/17

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How Tree Choice Can Cause the Next Invasive Species Disaster

John Ball, South Dakota State University

11/15/16

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EAB Preparedness and the Early Years in Colorado

Kathleen Alexander, Boulder City Forester and Rob Davis Denver City Forester

3/10/16

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Staging an Urban EAB Infestation to Improve Protection and Planning Efforts

Cliff Sadof, Department of Entomology, Purdue University

2/25/16

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Setting EAB Management Priorities in Maryland

Ann Hairston Strang, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service

2/11/16

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Developing EAB and Ash Management Plans for PA

Donald A. Eggen, Forest Health Manager, Pennsylvania DCNR, Bureau of Forestry

3/19/15

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In Defense of Urban Forestry

Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forest Specialist, from Purdue University

Additional information:

5/8/14

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Building an EAB Management Program From the Ground Up: Milwaukee's Perspective

Randy Krouse, City of Milwaukee

11/7/13

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Fall is for EAB Planning

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

9/11/12

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Spring Tune Up on EAB

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

5/24/12

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Preparing for EAB in Community Urban Forests

Amy Stone, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Toledo, OH

Additional information:

4/14/11

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Community Action
Topic Original Webinar Date Link

Resources for Jumpstarting Outreach on Invasive Species

Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy

2/22/18

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EAB for Homeowners: Managing EAB, Individuals to Neighborhoods

Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

9/28/17

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Jill Johnson, Midwest Forestry Coordinator, USDA Forest Service

9/17/15

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The History of EAB in New York State and Community Responses

Mark Whitmore, PhD, Cornell University Forest Entomologist

12/18/14

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Save Money and Ash Trees Through Organizing Neighborhoods: Theory and Case Studies

Adam Witte, Exotic Forest Pest Educator, from Purdue University

4/10/14

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“Neighbors Against Bad Bugs” volunteer group

Jodie Ellis, Purdue University

Additional information:

  1. All NABB material can be downloaded at: www.eabindiana.info.
    • 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 ellisj@purdue.edu
  3. Read the Emerald Ash Borer Management statement for the Coalition for Urban Ash Tree Conservation

5/12/11

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EAB for Homeowners

Jodie Ellis, Purdue University

Additional information:

2/24/2011

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2010 EAB Awareness Week: Ways to Get The Word Out

4/8/10

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Regulatory related webinars
Topic Original Webinar Date Link

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

10/24/13

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Regulatory Issues About EAB

3/4/10

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After EAB related webinars
Topic Original Webinar Date Link

Dead Ash Dangers and Considerations for Risk and Removal

Timothy Walsh, The Davey Tree Expert Company

4/2/19

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Managing ash trees post-emerald ash borer

Duke Energy

10/11/18

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Wood Utilization Post-Emerald Ash Borer: An Update

Jessica Simons, SE Michigan Resource Conservation and Development

3/22/18

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After EAB: Encouraging Regrowth of a Healthy Forest

Kathy Smith, Ohio State University

10/12/17

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Characteristics of Trees Used to Replace Ash

Bob Schutzki, Michigan State University

11/8/16

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Update of EAB Woodland Population and Damage Dynamics

Kathleen Knight, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

3/24/16

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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

12/4/14

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What Happens After Ash Is Gone? Planning Diversity

4/1/10

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Utilization of Ash in the Wake of EAB

2/4/10

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Woodlot management related webinars
Topic Original Webinar Date Link

Practical Woodlot Management Before, During and After EAB

Lenny Farley, Purdue University Extension Forestry Specialist

11/6/14

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Economic Impact and Management of EAB in Woodlots, Classic Wood Utilization

Eric McConnell, The Ohio State University

12/5/13

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Woodland Management

Kathy Smith, the Ohio State University

1/6/11

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Emerald Ash Borer University is a collaborative effort of:

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

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