Monday, July 09, 2012
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Emerald ash borer talk to be at noon today at the public library

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[July 09, 2012]  The city of Lincoln will receive a visit and talk from Debbie Fluegel, program manager with the nonprofit organization Trees Forever, about how to prepare for the arrival of the emerald ash borer beetle. The talk will be at noon today at the Lincoln Public Library.

Fluegel's presentation will include basic information about the invasive insect and also provide some recommendations on things that homeowners and property managers can do to prepare for the eventual arrival of the pest.

Current estimates put the damage of this insect at over 50 million dead ash trees throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States up to this point, and the insect continues to spread slowly.

Trees Forever is celebrating its 23rd year of tree planting and other environmental efforts. To date, through a network of thousands of community volunteers, the organization has planted over 3 million trees in Iowa, Illinois and the Midwest. The group has also developed educational materials that are distributed nationally and internationally.

[Text from file received from Trees Forever]

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