Sunday, April 29, 2012

Researchers to report on Ash Mortality at public meeting in Calumet May 1

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech scientists will be at a public meeting at the CLK Schools to share information and answer questions about the emerald ash borer and its assault on ash trees.

The public is invited. The session is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in the CLK Schools' multipurpose room in Calumet.

Professor Andrew Storer of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and colleagues will report the results of their 2011 field studies -- as part of a pilot project called SLowing Ash Mortality (SLAM). As well, they will address work planned for 2012 and what landowners can do with ash trees on their property.*

SLAM is funded by the US Forest Service and operates in five counties in the UP: Houghton, Keweenaw, Mackinac, Delta and Schoolcraft. The project is a collaboration between Michigan Tech, Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the US Forest Service and the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

For more information, contact Anne Collins,

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