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Citizen Science Opportunity: Lingering Ash Tree Training Workshop
June 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
6 to 8 p.m. on June 10, 2022
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, 6585 Lake Harbor Road, Muskegon
Meet at the Picnic Shelter
Please contact Emily Leslie at LeslieE1@Michigan.gov with any questions. Pre-registration by emailing Emily is preferred.
For over ten years, scientists have been assessing large, resilient ash trees for their tolerance to the invasive emerald ash borer but need your help to find more of these lingering ash trees in forested areas. Finding more will improve the U.S. Forest Service ash breeding program, which is breeding native ash for increased resistance.
You could find the next ash tree to be added to the breeding program by searching in public forested areas or your own woodland. This training is open to forestry professionals, citizen volunteers and private woodland owners. It will focus on lingering ash found in either public or private forested settings. Resources related to private woodland management will be shared, but the training will focus on the background story of lingering ash, how to identify ash trees, how to survey public areas or your own forested land, and how to identify and report lingering ash.
We will cover how to report your findings with or without smart phone apps TreeSnap, Avenza and Anecdata. If the location allows, we will go on a walk to see a remnant ash population.
Workshop is being held outdoors under a covered shelter.
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