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Metro Tree Advisory Committee to Offer Emerald Ash Borer Information to Public

10/10/2018
Cortnye Stone 615-862-8779

Free informational presentations to be given to community organizations, employers, and places of worship

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Nashville has many beautiful native ash trees in parks, on school grounds, along city streets and in private yards. Sadly, none of these ash trees are immune to the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive pest rapidly spreading across Middle Tennessee.

To find out more about EAB in Nashville, schedule a free speaker for your community or work group or place of worship. The presentation will review how to identify ash trees and EAB management options. Also discussed will be the tree owner’s responsibility and how to hire an arborist.

Presentation length ranges from 20-45 minutes. The type of presentation format depends on the set-up at the meeting location.

Also refer to the EAB website, trees.nashville.gov, to download a Managing the Emerald Ash Borer in Nashville brochure or call, 615-862-5000 to have one mailed to you.

To schedule a free EAB presentation, register at trees.nashville.gov or contact Metro Public Works Horticulturist, Jennifer Smith at 615-862-8708.

The EAB Speaker’s Bureau is presented by the Metro Tree Advisory Committee. The Committee’s mission, working closely with city departments and non-profit partners, is to recommend tree policies, educate the community about the benefits of trees and proper tree planting and care, and promote tree planting and preservation.