The Emerald Ash Borer and the Ash Apocalypse – Distance Learning


Sep 24 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am

If you live in one of San Antonio’s mid-century neighborhoods, chances are you or your neighbors have some old, huge Arizona Ash trees. The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle from Asia, is already in Texas and will ultimately kill almost every ash tree in the state unless steps are taken. What can you do to help preserve San Antonio’s tree canopy? Join Texas Forest Service Entomologist, Allen Smith for this distance learning class on the Emerald Ash Borer. Learn about its biology, ecology, and timetable for arrival in our area. Most of all learn about the treatments available for ash trees and the effectiveness and cost of those treatments. Allen will address what the state and city are doing to address this coming ash apocalypse and how you can strategically prepare and protect your landscape. ​

Participants will be asked to take a brief survey, which allows the Botanical Garden to get credit from San Antonio Water System, process your refund, and get WaterSaver Rewards points if any are available for the class. A weblink and instructions will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the start of class.  If you don’t receive these instructions, contact [email protected]. A computer and internet connection required. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: $10 deposit refundable upon completion of the post-workshop survey

Instructor: Allen Smith, Texas Forest Service Entomologist