Emerald Ash Borer (free, public tour)

Emerald Ash Borer (free, public tour)

Date(s) - October 22, 2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am


You may have heard of emerald ash borer, but what does this tiny insect have to do with Portland, OR and Hoyt Arboretum? Join Jim Gersbach as he walks you through the Arboretum’s ash collection to share about the insect and the trees it impacts. He will help to answer questions about emerald ash borer, its likely spread through Oregon, and what the impact will be on natural areas and urban forests. He’ll also address what to do if you have ash trees in your yard or neighborhood.

Public tours are held rain or shine. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes for walking on trails. The route is approximately 1 mile and will include some ups and downs along the way. Most of the tour route will travel on well-graded packed dirt or gravel trails.

About the instructor: Jim Gersbach is a Public Affairs Specialist for the Oregon Department of Forestry supporting the Forest Health team. He founded the Linear Ainsworth Arboretum and the Learning Landscape Arboretum at Meek Tech Learning Landscape. He has been a longtime member of the Concordia Tree Team and Friends of Trees as well as a Hoyt Arboretum volunteer.

Masks are not required for outdoor programs in Portland parks. If you are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay safe and stay home.

Emerald Ash Borer is a free guided tour, but registration is required (group size is limited). Meet at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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