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Forest Services welcomes public to ash borer event in Madawaska

MADAWASKA, Maine — The Maine Forest Service will hold an ash log-peeling workshop Thursday, Nov. 15, in Madawaska to look for signs of emerald ash borer (EAB).

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Madawaska Town Garage, 9 Public Works Ave., and will last until early afternoon. The MFS welcomes landowners, foresters, and anyone from the general public who would like to learn more about EAB to attend all or part of the day.

Ash trees were girdled throughout Maine in the spring. Those in the north will be felled in November and MFS officials will peel sections of the trunks to look for signs of EAB. Later peelings will take place in southern and central Maine.

The workshop is open to  and the latest information about what’s happening in Maine. All are welcome to help the Forest Service peel logs to examine them for evidence of EAB, and learn the latest about what’s happening with the pest in Maine.

For more information contact Patti Roberts at (207) 287-2431 or patti.roberts@maine.gov.

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