Seattle Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Seminar

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been arguably the most devastating invasive pest in the last 20 years in the country. Through research and experience, we now have better models, solutions, and an understanding of how we can better prepare communities who are now just getting EAB. Join us Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 to learn everything you want to know about emerald ash borer. This event is free to attend and is open to municipalities, tree care and landscape professionals, and non-profit organizations looking for information and guidance on how protect and preserve their constituents' and customers' ash trees.

Leading EAB experts and practitioners from across the country will discuss:

  • The current status of EAB in planning in Seattle & Washington State
  • Guidelines to determine when and how to treat ash trees
  • Herd immunity techniques to allow communities to maximize management budgets and replanting efforts
  • How other municipalities have dealt with EAB
  • Information on how to deal with increase of urban wood waste
  • Demonstrations of field equipment and more

Date: Wednesday, March 6th 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (CST)
Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104-1119
Superior Room
Parking: $20 Parking at Renaissance Seattle Hotel. Alternative Parking Options
ISA CEUs: Pending
WA Pesticide CEUs: WSDA credits requested

Free Event
Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided



8:30-8:45 am – Introduction & Housekeeping
Alison Herrell, Arborologist, Rainbow Ecoscience
8:45-9:45 am – EAB Management Considerations
Hannah Hampton, Technical Advisor, Rainbow Ecoscience
9:45-10:15 am – EAB in Washington and Seattle: An Overview of Planning and Response Efforts
Nolan Rundquist, City of Seattle & Stephanie Helms, Washington Invasive Species Council

10:15-10:30 am – Break

10:30-11:30 am – Herd Immunity: Its Use and Benefit for Maintaining Ash in the Community Forest
Dr. Rich Hauer, Director of Urban Forestry at CNUC and Professor Emeritus of Urban Forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

11:30-12:00 pm – A Case Study- EAB Management from a Municipal Perspective
Rich Wilson, City Forester for City of Denver, CO

12:00-1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm – The Urban Wood Utilization in the PNW – Learn How EAB & Other Forest Pests are Inspiring Change
Lilah Gonen, EAB Support Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry

1:45-2:00 pm – Break & Assemble Outside
2:00-3:00 pm – Concurrent Outdoor Demonstrations
Tree Injection Demonstrations & Training
Alison Herrell, Arborologist, Rainbow Ecoscience

Bark Spray and Soil Injection Demonstrations & Training
Hannah Hampton, Technical Advisor, Rainbow Ecoscience

3:00-3:15 pm – Closing Remarks and ISA Credits

3:15-4:00 pm – Social Hour