General News from Arbor Rangers. Announcements, Events, Activities etc.
The Arbor Rangers™ wish to congratulate our friend, Janna Beckerman, on her promotion to Full Professor at Purdue University!
Dr. Beckerman of the Botany and Plant Pathology department leads the extension education effort to collaborate with members of the fruit and ornamentals industries to better manage plant diseases in horticultural crops. She is a poplar guest speaker at numerous conferences and her work may be found through referencing plant pathology publications.
Find out more about Dr. Beckerman on her profile page on the Purdue University Agriculture website.
Once, again, CONGRATULATIONS, JANNA!
Attention ALL Arbor Rangers™:
BEWARE OF HITCHHIKERS!
Don’t Move Firewood!
Indiana Community Tree Steward Two-Day Training at Hayes Arboretum
May 28 & 29, 2015
The Community & Urban Forestry’s Tree Steward Program is designed for homeowners, tree board members, municipal employees, Community members, volunteers, students, Master Gardeners, and anyone that has an interest in learning more about trees and giving back to their community forest.
Trainers Include: City Foresters, Certified Arborists, Foresters, Purdue Extension Agents, District Conservationists, and other natural resource professionals.
Participants Gain: Knowledge on a variety of community forestry and tree care related topics. Ideas on how to share their knowledge in their communities. An introduction to local and state tree care professionals.
- The Scoop on Soils
- How Does a Tree Grow?
- Tree Identification
- The Right Tree for the Right Place
- Proper Tree Planting
- Caring for Your Trees
- Threats to Trees: Pests & Disease Diagnosis
- Pruning Do’s & Don’ts
- Identifying Tree Defects
- Benefits of the Urban Forest
- Why Urban Woodlots are Important
- Volunteer Opportunities
Download the Curriculum Description
Location: Hayes Arboretum 801 Elks Country Club Road, Richmond, IN 47374
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Help stop the spread of Emerald Ash Borer! HOW? Well, one way is not to transport any firewood from quarantined locations to other locations (quarantined or not). If you have a fireplace or fire pit, only use local wood. If you plan on having a bonfire, or barbequing at a picnic site away from home or camping, etc. make sure you don’t take firewood with you, but instead buy it from someplace in or near where you plan to burn it. Use up all the firewood too and don’t transport it back home or to another location.
How bad is the situation?
According to the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service, ash trees affected by EAB requiring treatment, removal, or replacement number more than 17 million at an estimated cost of $10.7 billion and their spread continues to threaten Midwest states! Check out the latest infestation data on INDIANA EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) QUARANTINE MAP posted by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
We are calling on YOU to help join us in slowing down this devastating pest! THANK YOU!
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