The City of Harrisonburg Presents: Urban Trees in the Age of Emerald Ash Borer

Event created by City of Harrisonburg

The City of Harrisonburg Presents: Urban Trees in the Age of Emerald Ash Borer

Location: Court Square Theater

Date/Time: Thursday, April 5th 2018, 6-8pm

Join us for a free event and film highlighting the value of urban trees and a threat posed by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive species which is targeting all Ash trees in our community.

Itinerary:

Introduction – 6pm

-Joe Lehnen, Utilization & Marketing Specialist, Department of Forestry

Emerald Ash Borer – 6:05pm

-Meredith Bean, EAB Coordinator, Department of Forestry

Film – 6:20pm

-Felled: A Documentary Film About Giving New Life to Fallen Urban Trees

Panel Discussion – 7:20-7:35pm

-Ask experts about EAB or urban wood use during a panel discussion

-Panelists:

–Meredith Bean, Department of Forestry

–Joe Lehnen, Department of Forestry

–Jeremy Harold, Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation

–Danny Rohrer, Sustainable Solutions

Open House – 7:20-8pm

-Information booths will highlight re-purposed urban wood projects. EAB experts will be available to answer questions, and City staff will be available to gather creative ideas from the community.