Henrico Extension Office to host free workshop on emerald ash borer and urban wood

The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry are hosting a workshop Tuesday, May 7 on the hazards of the emerald ash borer.

Larvae from the exotic beetle feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Since its discovery in 2002, emerald ash borers have destroyed millions of ash trees across North America.

The workshop will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Henrico County Cooperative Extension Office in the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.

Attendees will learn more about the beetle, how to manage ash trees and what to do with wood from ash trees.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP call (804) 501-5160.

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