Emerald ash borer informational meeting planned

Creston is the most recent of five Iowa locations to positively identify an exotic and destructive insect — emerald ash borer (EAB). Iowa State University Extention is partnering with Iowa Department of Natural Resources to host an informational meeting at the Supertel Inn from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

The event is public, free and will help individuals understand how to identify EAB and ash tree infestation, tree treatment, how to restrict the spread of EAB and replacement options of any lost ash trees.

“These meetings are designed to provide helpful, usable information to prepare for one of the most destructive insects to hit the urban forest in decades,” said Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Entomologist Mark Shour in a press release.